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  1. Bill Travers - Wikipedia

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    William Inglis Lindon Travers MBE (3 January 1922 – 29 March 1994), known professionally as Bill Travers, was a British actor, screenwriter, director and animal rights activist. Prior to his show business career, he had served in the British army with Gurkha and special forces units.

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      Will Travers OBE (born 4 November 1958) is an English...

    • Early life

      William Inglis Lindon Travers was born in Newcastle upon...

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      Travers enlisted as a private in the British Army at the age...

    • Acting career

      Travers got out of the army in 1947 and decided to become an...

    • Animal rights campaigner

      The importance of animal rights led to Travers and his wife...

    • Death

      Travers died from of coronary thrombosis in his sleep at his...

  2. Bill Travers (baseball) - Wikipedia

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    Bill Travers (baseball) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia William Edward Travers (born October 27, 1952) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.

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  4. Bill Travers — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    Tra­vers was born in Sun­der­land, County Durham, the son of Flo­rence (née Wheat­ley) and William Hal­ton Lindon-Travers. He and his sis­ter Lin­den (1913–2001) both be­came ac­tors, as did Lin­den's daugh­ter Susan.

    William Ingle Lin­den-Tra­vers en­listed as a pri­vate in the British Army at the age of eigh­teen, a few months after the out­break of the Sec­ond World War, and was sent to India. Tra­vers was com­mis­sioned as a 2nd lieu­tenant in the In­dian Army on 9 July 1942 (from the rank of pri­vate). He served in the Long Range Pen­e­tra­tion Brigade 4th Bat­tal­ion 9th Gurkha Ri­fles in Burma, at­tached to Orde Wingate's staff, dur­ing which ser­vice he came to know John Mas­ters, who was his brigade major (Tra­vers was later to act in Bhowani Junc­tion, a tale writ­ten by Mas­ters). While deep be­hind enemy lines Major Tra­vers was struck by malariaand vol­un­teered to be left be­hind in a na­tive Burmese vil­lage. To avoid cap­ture he dis­guised him­self as a Chi­nese na­tional, and walked hun­dreds of miles through jun­gle ter­ri­tory until he reached an al­lied po­si­tion. In 1945 Tra­vers was pro­moted to the rank of major, and he joined Force 136 Spe­cial Op­er­a­tions Ex­ec­u­tive...

    Early work

    Tra­vers got out of the army in 1947 and de­cided to be­come an actor. He began work­ing on stage in 1949 then a year later made his film debut in Con­spir­a­tor (1949). He had un­billed parts in Trio (1950), and The Wooden Horse (1950). Tra­vers had a slightly big­ger part in The Brown­ing Ver­sion (1951) and a good role on TV in "Al­bert" (later filmed as Al­bert R.N.) for BBC Sun­day-Night The­atre(1951).

    Supporting player

    Tra­vers could be seen in Hin­dle Wakes (1952), The Planter's Wife (1952), The Story of Robin Hood and His Mer­rie Men (1952), It Started in Par­adise (1952), Mantrap (1953), Street of Shad­ows (1953), and The Square Ring (1953). He was in "The Heel" for Dou­glas Fair­banks Jr Presents. Tra­vers re­mained a sup­port­ing player in Coun­ter­spy (1953) and had a good part in Romeo and Juliet (1954) as Ben­vo­lio. His best chance to date was in Foot­steps in the Fog (1955), star­ring Stew­art Gra...

    Geordie and MGM

    Tra­vers break­through came when he was cast in the title role of Geordie (1955), di­rected by Frank Laun­der. This was pop­u­lar in Britain and the US and saw him con­tracted by Metro-Gold­wyn-Mayerwho thought he was going to be a big star and brought him to Hol­ly­wood. MGM cast him in the ex­pen­sive Im­pe­r­ial epic Bhowani Junc­tion (1956), with Granger and Ava Gard­ner. He fol­lowed this as the ro­man­tic lead in a re­make of The Bar­retts of Wim­pole Street (1957), op­po­site Jen­nifer...

  5. Bill Travers - Biography - IMDb

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    Bill Travers was born on January 3, 1922 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England as William Inglis Lindon Travers. He was an actor and producer, known for Ring of Bright Water (1969), Born Free (1966) and Gorgo (1961). He was married to Virginia McKenna and Patricia Raine. He died on March 29, 1994 in Dorking, Surrey, England.

  6. Bill Travers - Viquipèdia, l'enciclopèdia lliure

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    Bill Travers William Inglis Lindon Travers MBE (3 de gener de 1922 - 29 de març de 1994), conegut professionalment com Bill Travers, va ser un actor, guionista, director i activista britànic pels drets dels animals.

  7. Virginia McKenna - Wikipedia

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    Bill Travers, who had starred with McKenna, wrote, produced and directed the film, along with James Hill, the director of Born Free. Travers and Hill went to a remote area in Kenya to visit with the noted conservationist George Adamson. The film has scenes of George and Bill interacting with lions who are living free.

  8. Bill Travers Wiki, Biography, & History - 2021

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    Apr 19, 2021 · Travers was one of many first allied operatives to enter the Japanese metropolis of Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb. He wrote about his expertise in his diary, registering profound horror on the destruction and lack of life. Major Travers left the armed forces in 1947. [2]

  9. Obituary: Bill Travers | The Independent | The Independent

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    BILL TRAVERS was an actor of rugged good looks and a cheery personality at a time when the British film industry was not much interested in creating or maintaining stars. Like such contemporaries...

  10. Virginia McKenna - Biography - IMDb

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    She and her husband, Bill Travers made 7 films together The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957), Big Time Operators aka The Smallest Show on Earth (1957), Storm Over Jamaica aka Passionate Summer (1958) Two Living, One Dead (1961), Born Free (1966), Ring of Bright Water (1969) and An Elephant Called Slowly (1970) and played husband and wife in 3 of the 7 The 2nd one, Born Free and the last one.

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