Ray Milland’s screen career spanned six decades

Ray Milland (January 03, 1907 – March 10, 1986) was a Welsh actor and director whose screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, spanning six decades. Milland is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in “The Lost Weekend” (1945), a sophisticated leading man opposite a corrupt John Wayne in “Reap the Wild Wind” (1942), the murder-plotting husband in “Dial M for Murder” (1954), and as Oliver Barrett III in “Love Story” (1970). Milland, who was at one time Paramount Pictures’ highest paid actor, co-starred alongside many of the most popular actresses of the time including Gene Tierney, Grace Kelly, Lana Turner, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers, Jane Wyman, Loretta Young, and Veronica Lake.

Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Ray Milland

Ray Milland with Jean Arthur in "Easy Living" (1937)

Ray Milland with Jean Arthur in
“Easy Living” (1937)

Ray Milland and Grace Kelly in a promo for "Dial M For Murder" (1954)

Ray Milland and Grace Kelly in a promo
for “Dial M For Murder” (1954)

Ray Milland (center) with Gary Cooper and Robert Preston in "Beau Geste" (1939)

Ray Milland (center) with Gary Cooper and Robert Preston
in “Beau Geste” (1939)

Ray Milland (right) with John Wayne and Paulette Goddard in "Reap The Wild Wind" (1942)

Ray Milland (right) with John Wayne and Paulette Goddard in
“Reap The Wild Wind” (1942)

Ray Milland with Jane Wyman in "The Lost Weekend" (1945)

Ray Milland with Jane Wyman in “The Lost Weekend” (1945)

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