Actor John Stuart was born - On this day in history

18 July 2019
Scottish actor John Stuart was born on 18 July 1898.

Actor John Stuart was born in Edinburgh on 18 July 1898. Stuart's acting career coincided with the growth in popularity of silent films and he was frequently cast as leading man in silent movies, continuing his success with his first talking film Kitty in 1929.

Over the years, he appeared in more than 150 films including The Loves of Mary Queen of Scots (1923), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1932), Escape From Broadmoor (1948), Sink the Bismarck (1960) and Superman (1978).

Stuart died in 1979 in London and is buried in the city's Brompton Cemetery.