Jack Cardiff
Date of Birth
Sep 18, 1914
Birth Place:
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

Biography

A movie child star at age four, Briton Jack Cardiff acted opposite such visiting American talent as Will Rogers, Adolphe Menjou and Dorothy Gish. Outgrowing his cuteness at 14, Cardiff determined to stay in the film business, and to that end secured a lower-rung job as tea boy at Elstree's British International Studios. He was listed as "fourth assistant director" on the 1929 version of The...