Claude Rains bio

Birth Name: William Claude Rains

Occupation: Stage Actor

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth:November 10, 1889

Date Of Death: May 30, 1967

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White


Claude Rains was born on the 10th of November, 1889. He was famous for being a Stage Actor. Four-time Oscar nominee who starred as Captain Louis Renault in Casablanca and as the title character in the 1933 film The Invisible Man.

Claude Rains was born in England. He grew up in the world of theater and made his stage debut in Nell of Old Drury at the age of eleven. He caught the eye of Herbert Beerbohm Tree, founder of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, who paid for his elocution classes. He won a Tony Award in 1951 for his performance in Darkness at Noon, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the films Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Casablanca, Mr. Skeffington, and Notorious.

Claude Rains was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Claude Rains was born in 1880s.

William Claude Rains is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Claude Rains’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Claude Rains’s parents.

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Claude Rains was born in the Year of the Ox.

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REAL NAME:William Claude Rains
NICKNAME:Willy Wains, William Claude Rains, Claude Rains



Zodiac Sign: Claude Rains was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Claude Rains was born in the Year of the Rat. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: Claude Rains had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Claude Rains’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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