Cyril Ritchard

Cyril Ritchard
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Cyril Ritchard Biography

He was born Cyril Trimnell-Ritchard in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, son of Sydney-born parents, Herbert Trimnell Ritchard, a Protestant grocer, and his wife Marguerite, a devout Roman Catholic who ensured her son was raised and educated (by the Jesuits at St Aloysius' College) as a Catholic. In consequence, he became an equally devout Roman Catholic who attended Sunday Mass wherever he happened to be.

Early in his career, Ritchard played in numerous musical comedies, including Yes, Uncle! and Going Up, both in 1918 and both with Madge Elliott (later his wife). Read Full Bio >>

Cyril Ritchard Awards

1956 Primetime Emmy Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Producers' Showcase" (1954). Nominated