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  • I have a small question.

    IMDB says Alexander Knox was kicked out of the US for being a Commie.

    Was he?

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    [QUOTE=jamal.nazreddin;n38717]IMDB says Alexander Knox was kicked out of the US for being a Commie.

    Was he?[/QUOTE]

    If the IMDb says so then probably, yes. They only add comments like that (unless it's just a user comment) when they have evidence
    The IMDb isn't 100% accurate in everything but they're a lot more reliable than Wikipedia where anyone can write anything

    Steve

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    • #3
      Here's his Wiki entry...

      [url]https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Knox[/url]

      He was caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt, which doesn't necessarily mean he was a die-hard communist by any means.

      And he wouldn't have been "kicked out" of the US: he most likely chose to relocate to the UK after offers of work dried up in the US.

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      • agutterfan
        agutterfan commented
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        And America's loss was Britain's gain, as many of those artists, writers and technicians came to Britain, where they made films and, more importantly, filmed series for ITV (e.g. The Adventures of Robin Hood). And think of Joseph Losey's contribution to British cinema!

    • #4
      What sad lives some people have. Alexander Knox and his first wife had only one child, the actor Andrew Knox. He committed suicide at the age of 40. Then his ex-wife, Imogen Hassall, committed suicide aged 38. They were married only for a few months and she had a miscarriage. Previously, she was married to Kenneth Ives with whom she had a baby girl, who survived for only four days. Tragic.

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      • #5
        You've got the suicides on the wrong order - Hassel died in 1980, Knox junior in 1987.

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        • #6
          [QUOTE=Ian Beard;n38725]...He was caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt, which doesn't necessarily mean...[/QUOTE]


          Yes indeed, I reckon that time of insane hysteria and tribal hatred is pretty much what we're experiencing right now.

          Alexander Knox, was obliged to relocate to Britain because he, supposedly, was "committing Un-Ame​rican​​​​​​ activities" in Ame​rica​. What I was wondering is if he came to Britain to "commit Un-Ame​rican​​​​​​ activities" in Britain.

          We know he consorted with Losey and with Redgrave (who was unstable, proclaimed himself a 'red-hot Socialist', was pals with Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess, and joined 'The People's Convention' (a Communist front).

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          • #7
            [QUOTE=Ian Beard;n38725]...He was caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt, which doesn't necessarily mean he was a die-hard communist by any means.

            And he wouldn't have been "kicked out" of the US: he most likely chose to relocate to the UK after offers of work dried up in the US.
            [/QUOTE]


            Alexander Knox found refuge in the British industry— because as we know, the British love 'the underdog'.

            It makes me think ... I wonder if Britain will accept that other American who's fallen out of favour and getting SO much publicity at the moment.

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            • #8
              [QUOTE=jamal.nazreddin;n39837]
              It makes me think ... I wonder if Britain will accept that other American who's fallen out of favour and getting SO much publicity at the moment.[/QUOTE]

              Who - Donald Trump?

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              • #9
                [QUOTE=arthur linden-jones;n39867]

                Who - Donald Trump?[/QUOTE]

                I was actually thinking of that person who's allegedly inscribed on one of the buttocks of Dame Judi Dench.

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                • #10
                  [QUOTE=jamal.nazreddin;n39934]

                  I was actually thinking of that person who's allegedly inscribed on one of the buttocks of Dame Judi Dench. [/QUOTE]

                  Not ''allegedly'' - she has revealed it herself. Apparently just a temporary drawing by her make-up artist, all in fun, nevertheless, a rather weird thing to do.

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