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JON WHITELEY, from child actor to Curator of the Ashmolean Museum, R.I.P.

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  • JON WHITELEY, from child actor to Curator of the Ashmolean Museum, R.I.P.

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    Recipient of rare juvenile Oscar:


    • #3
      Originally posted by Maurice View Post
      An honorary Oscar:
      For his outstanding juvenile performance in The Little Kidnappers.



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        Jon Whiteley, Fifties child star who became an eminent curator at the Ashmolean Museum – obituary

        He worked with Dirk Bogarde, Stewart Granger and Fritz Lang and in later life became an authority on French art

        Telegraph - 22 May 2020

        Jon Whiteley, who has died aged 75, was a highly distinguished and exceptionally revered museum curator, whose career in the world of art was preceded by an entirely unexpected backstory as an Oscar-winning child star in the 1950s.

        Jon James Lamont Whiteley was born on February 19 1945 in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire. His father, Archie, was a headmaster, with the result that Whiteley grew up with an unusual respect for education, which was to prove decisive in determining the course of his later life.

        At the age of six, his rendition of “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” on a BBC radio broadcast from his school was heard by a talent scout, who grasped his potential, and over the next few years he made five feature films. Their casts alone make it clear that these were major productions...

        Note: The full obituary is available only to Telegraph subscribers.