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Jeremy Brett

Jeremy Brett in the role of Sherlock Holmes.

Jeremy Brett (born Peter Jeremy William Huggins) (November 3, 1933 - September 12, 1995) was a British actor.

Brett was born in Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England. He was educated at Eton College and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. He played many classical roles on stage, including a huge amount of Shakespeare, and made his first film and television appearances in 1955. In 1958, he married the actress, Anna Massey (daughter of Raymond Massey), but they were divorced in 1962. Years later, they would appear together in the BBC's dramatization of Rebecca (1978) -- Brett playing the hero, Max de Winter, and Massey playing the sinister Mrs. Danvers.

In 1976 he married Joan Wilson, but she died in 1985, and he did not remarry.

From the early 1960s onwards, Brett was rarely off British television screens. He played leading roles in many classic serials, notably appearing as D'Artagnan in the 1966 adaptation of The Three Musketeers. Many of his appearances were in comedy roles, but usually with a classic edge (he appeared in several Noel Coward plays). He joked that he was rarely allowed into the 20th century and never into the present day.

Brett's film career was never as distinguished as his stage and small-screen careers. He played Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 film My Fair Lady, but his singing voice was dubbed. Brett could sing, however, as he proved when he played Danilo in The Merry Widow on television in 1968.

Although he appeared in so many films and was such a familiar face on television, Brett is now best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a long series of television films (from 1984 to 1994), based on the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. After taking on the role, he made few appearances out of character and is considered the Sherlock Holmes of the 1980s and 1990s, as Basil Rathbone had been before him from his 1940s films. He died of heart failure in London.


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He died of heart failure in London. He did make several appearances on Broadway, in television (The Sid Caesar Show, 1963-1964) and in the movies, most notably in Mel Brooks's Silent Movie in 1976 and as Coach Calhoun in 1978's Grease, but even though he continues to work, he has never recaptured the stature he had in the Golden Age of Television. After taking on the role, he made few appearances out of character and is considered the Sherlock Holmes of the 1980s and 1990s, as Basil Rathbone had been before him from his 1940s films. In his autobiography he confesses that he turned to alcohol and drugs to overcome the insecurity of having a successful career unravel. Although he appeared in so many films and was such a familiar face on television, Brett is now best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes in a long series of television films (from 1984 to 1994), based on the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. Caesar's life took a turn when his show Sid Caesar Invites You was cancelled in 1958. Brett could sing, however, as he proved when he played Danilo in The Merry Widow on television in 1968. Many prominent writers got their start writing the skits, including Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, Mel Tolkin, and Larry Gelbart.

He played Freddie Eynsford-Hill in the 1964 film My Fair Lady, but his singing voice was dubbed. These shows, particularly Your Show of Shows, brought together some of the greatest comic talent of the day, including Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. Brett's film career was never as distinguished as his stage and small-screen careers. Over the next few years he hosted such hits as Your Show of Shows (1950-1954), Caesar's Hour (1954-1957) and Sid Caesar Invites You (1958). He joked that he was rarely allowed into the 20th century and never into the present day. Television was a natural medium for Caesar. Many of his appearances were in comedy roles, but usually with a classic edge (he appeared in several Noel Coward plays). By 1949 he entered the new medium of television, hosting The Admiral Broadway Review.

He played leading roles in many classic serials, notably appearing as D'Artagnan in the 1966 adaptation of The Three Musketeers. This took him to Los Angeles, where he got a part in two films, Tars and Spars, based on a wartime comedy routine he did, and The Guilt of Janet Ames. From the early 1960s onwards, Brett was rarely off British television screens. Caesar served in the Coast Guard during World War II, organizing entertainment for the enlisted men. In 1976 he married Joan Wilson, but she died in 1985, and he did not remarry. While he earned a reputation as a talented musician in the "Borscht Belt" in the Catskills, he also began performing comedy sketches, and became a sensation. Danvers. After graduating high school, he planned on a career in music, playing the saxophone.

Years later, they would appear together in the BBC's dramatization of Rebecca (1978) -- Brett playing the hero, Max de Winter, and Massey playing the sinister Mrs. From them Sid learned to mimic many of the accents that he would use throughout his career. In 1958, he married the actress, Anna Massey (daughter of Raymond Massey), but they were divorced in 1962. Caesar was born in Yonkers, where his father ran a lunch counter where immigrant workers would gather. He played many classical roles on stage, including a huge amount of Shakespeare, and made his first film and television appearances in 1955. Sid Caesar (born Isaac Sidney Caesar on September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television sketch comedy series Your Show of Shows. He was educated at Eton College and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Brett was born in Berkswell Grange, Warwickshire, England. Jeremy Brett (born Peter Jeremy William Huggins) (November 3, 1933 - September 12, 1995) was a British actor.

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