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Leo G. Carroll
1892 - 1972

Leo Grattan Carroll was born in Weedon, England on October 25, 1892, to Irish parents. He became an apprentice wine merchant at the age of fifteen but caught the acting bug and made his professional debut on the London stage in 1911.

During World War I, Carroll served in the infantry and fought in France, Greece and Palestine, where he was put out of action by a bullet and hospitalized for two years. After Carroll recovered, he continued appearing in theatre on both sides of the Atlantic when eventually in 1934, he moved to Hollywood and began taking roles in movies such as Wuthering Heights, Suspicion, Rebecca. In 1959, he appeared in North by Northwest, the Alfred Hitchcock thriller that contains many stylistic parallels to The Man from  U.N.C.L.E., and played a paternalistic intelligence agency chief.

By the time Carroll was cast as Alexander Waverly, the crusty head of Section One, he was already a familiar face to the American television audience, having starred in Topper (with Bob Sterling and Anne Jeffreys) and Going My Way (with Gene Kelly).

His Waverly portrayal had brought two Emmy nominations for Carroll for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama (in 1966 for "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and in 1967 for "The Girl from U.N.C.L.E."). But he never won.

Carroll passed away in 1972.

Filmography

1934
Sadie McKee
Outcast Lady
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
1935
Murder on a Honeymoon
The Casino Murder Case
The Right to Live 
1937
Captains Courageous
London by night
1938
A Christmas Carol
1939 
Wuthering Heights
Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Bulldog Drummond's Bride
The Private Lives of Elizabeth
Tower of London
Charlie Chan in City in Darkness 
1940
Rebecca
Waterloo Bridge
Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
1941
Bahama passage
This Woman is Mine
Suspicion,
Scotland Yard
1945
The House on 92nd Street
Spellbound
Mr. W's Little Game
1947
Time Out of Mind
Song of Love
The Paradine Case
Forever Amber
1948
So Evil My Love
Enchantment

1950
Father of the Bride
The happy years
1951

Strangers on a Train
The Desert Fox
The First Legion
1952

The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Rogue's march
1953
The Bad and the Beautiful
Treasure of the Golden Condor
Topper (série tV)
Young Bess
1955
We’re No Angels
Tarantula
The Swan
1959
North By Northwest
1961
The Parent Trap
One Plus One
1963
The Prize
1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV serie) 
1965
That funny feeling
The Spy with My Face
1966
One Spy Too Many
One of Our Spies is Missing
The Spy in the Green Hat
1967
The Karate Killers 
Espions en hélicoptère
1968
How to steal the World
1969
From Nashville with Music

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