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John Merivale (1917–1990)

John Merivale was born on December 1, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as John Herman Merivale. He was an actor, known for A Night to Remember (1958), Arabesque (1966) and The List of Adrian Messenger (1963). He was married to Dinah Sheridan and Jan Sterling. He died on February 6, 1990 in London, England. See full bio »


(age 72) in London, England, UK

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Known For

A Night to Remember Robbie Lucas
Arabesque Maj. Sylvester Pennington Sloane
The List of Adrian Messenger Adrian Messenger
Caltiki, the Immortal Monster Prof. John Fielding


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 1969 The Coward Revue (TV Movie)
 1966 Arabesque
Maj. Sylvester Pennington Sloane
 1965 King Rat
 1963 80,000 Suspects
Mr. Bradley (uncredited)
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Adrian Messenger
 1961 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- House of Mystery (1961) ... Clive
 1961 Theatre 70 (TV Series)
- Chance Witness (1961)
 1960 Circus of Horrors
Edward Finsbury
 1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Oggie (1959) ... Lieutenant
 1959 The Third Man (TV Series)
Charles Somes
- A Collector's Item (1959) ... Charles Somes
 1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Roger Collard
- The Gentle Goddess (1959) ... Roger Collard
 1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster
Prof. John Fielding
 1958 A Night to Remember
Robbie Lucas
 1957 The Vise (TV Series)
Tim Mills
- Fast Cars and Girls (1957) ... Tim Mills
 1957 Hour of Mystery (TV Series)
David Bracken
- The Man in Half Moon Street (1957) ... David Bracken
 1956 Pursuit of the Graf Spee
Cowburn - HMS Achilles (uncredited)
 1955 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
- The Green of the Year (1955) ... Michel
 1955 The Reluctant Debutante (TV Movie)
David Hoylake-Johnson
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- The Ringmaster (1952) ... Julian
 1952 Celanese Theatre (TV Series)
- The Distaff Side (1952)
 1950 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Virtue (1950)
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
- Alison's House (1950)
- The Apple Tree (1950)
 1950 Repertory Theatre (TV Series)
- Uncle Dynamite (1950)
 1933 The Invisible Man
Newsboy (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He played Horatio in a radio adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" for the Theatre Guild on the Air" series.

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In 1970, he was given ten years to live because of a previously undiagnosed hereditary kidney condition. He fell into a relationship with long-time friend actress Dinah Sheridan, who learned how to administer kidney dialysis at home. They married in 1986 and John died four years later, having stretched his life from ten to twenty years. See more »



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