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Name: Tom Conway  
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Date of Birth: 15th September 1904
Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Russia
Profession: Actor
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Tom Conway in Cat People (1942)

Tom Conway (September 15, 1904–April 22, 1967) was an actor. Conway was born to English parents in St. Petersburg, Russia. The eventually moved back to England. He was the brother of actor George Sanders. Both were educated at Brighton College. Conway is remembered today for playing "The Falcon" in ten of that series' entries, taking over for his brother. He played many fictional detectives after that role including Sherlock Holmes and The Saint. He also starred in three of film producer Val Lewton's horror films while a contract actor for RKO Pictures, twice playing Dr. Louis Judd in two otherwise unrelated films Cat People (1942) and The Seventh Victim a year later - even though the character was killed in the first film. In October, 1957, Conway performed as ventriloquist Max Collodi in Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "The Glass Eye" to critical praise. Poor eyesight and bouts with alcoholism took its toll on Conway later in life. His acting brother George Sanders stopped all contact with him over his drinking problem. Though he reportedly amassed a fortune in excess of one million dollars during his Hollywood years, in September of 1965 Conway was reported by newspaper tabloids to be living in a $2-a-day flophouse in Venice, California. Conway died at the age of 63, his brother George Sanders commited suicide five years later.

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