Frederick Treves (Actor)

Frederick Treves (Actor)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Frederick William Treves BEM, is an English character actor with an extensive repertoire, specialising in avuncular military and titled types. During World War II he served in the Merchant Navy. On his first voyage his ship, the freighter Waimarama, was involved in the Operation Pedestal Convoy to Malta. The Waimarama was sunk on August 13, 1942, and Treves helped save several of his shipmates, including the only ships' officer to survive the sinking, 3rd Wireless Operator John Jackson. Treves, then 17 years old, received the British Empire Medal and the Lloyd's War Medal for his actions. After the War he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Treves is the great nephew of Frederick Treves, the surgeon who became famous for discovering Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man." In the David Lynch film The Elephant Man, the surgeon is played by Anthony Hopkins and Treves himself appeared in the character of 'Alderman'show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136577445
  • 9786136577449