Date of birth : December 15, 1876, Grimsby, England.
Date of death : May 1st, 1968, Woodland Hills, California.Addresses
* in 1933, Arbol Street, Hollywood
* in 1944, 5140 Riverton Avenue.
English actor. He played small parts in the movies of actor George Arliss, and was his stand-in.
In 1933, he doubled him in "The House of Rothschild".
His wife was a walk-on actress. Their daughter worked sometimes as Madelaine Carroll stand-in.
He emigrated to the USA in 1915.
In 1933, they lived in the same house that Gladys Baker and Norma Jeane. For helping her to pay the bills, Gladys rented a part of the house, and the Atkinson family shared with them the kitchen and the bathroom.
When Gladys was sent to the hospital in January 1934, the Atkinson took care of Norma Jeane for a while.
In 1934, Darryl Zanuck shot "Cardinal Richelieu", the last American movie of George Arliss. Zanuck was about to join the Fox Film Company to the Twentieth Century Film. George Arliss presumed that, aged 67, he would become the grain of sand in this huge studio machine, and planned to go back to England. So George Atkinson apprised those plans.
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