Date of birth : December 15, 1877, Liverpool, England.
Date od death : May 1,1968, Woodland Hills, California.
Place of living : in 1933, Arbol Street, Hollywood.
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. His daughter, aged 20, worked sometimes as Madelaine Carroll stand-in.
In 1933 he lived in the same house as 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.
For them, the first thing to do was to negociate with the bank to take over Gladys house, at Arbol Street;