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Rex Reason

30 November 1928 to 19 November 2015

A German actor who was raised in Los Angeles, Reason found fame appearing in a series of cult movies during the 1950s including This Island Earth (1955) and The Creature Walks Among Us (1956). He was rumoured to have turned down the lead role in The Manchurian Candidate (1961) shortly before retiring from acting to focus on his religion.