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Donald Crisp was an English actor from the 1900s to the 1960s. In an unusual twist, started out as an actor in 1908 and appeared in around 75 movies over the next six years, and then became a director. Over the next 15 years, he directed 72 movies, and only appeared as an actor in around a dozen. But then in 1930, at the age of 50, he resumed his acting career, and made 75 more movies as an actor! He was very much in demand for all sorts of "older man" parts, and he stayed in remarkable physical condition, playing an ordinary seaman in the 1935 "Mutiny on the Bounty" at the age of 56, How Green Was My Valley (winner of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film) in 1941, and playing Elizabeth Taylor's father in "National Velvet" at the age of 65. He continued acting all the way until 1963, playing "Grandpa Spencer" in "Spencer's Mountain", at the age of 84, and he lived another 11 years! Crisp passed away in 1974 at the age of 91.
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