Herbert Marshall was a British actor who had an amazingly long career in Hollywood movies from the late 1920’s until the late 1960’s. He was born in London in 1890. He was a soldier in World War One and lost a leg in combat. He was leading man to some of the major actresses of their time, including Great Garbo, Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins and Joan Crawford. He was especially terrific in “The Little Foxes” in 1941. His last movie was “The Third Day” in 1965 with George Peppard and Elizabeth Ashley.
TCM overview:Urbane mature, British leading man whose good looks and finely modulated voice made him an ideal romantic lead. Marshall starred opposite such stars as Marlene Dietrich, in “Blonde Venus” (1932), and Greta Garbo, in “The Painted Veil” (1934), as well as in two Hitchcock films, “Murder” (1930) and “Foreign Correspondent” (1940). He proved an able opponent-husband to Bette Davis in “The Letter” (1940) and “The Little Foxes” (1941), both directed by William Wyler, and displayed a delightful flair for comedy in Ernst Lubitsch’s brilliant “Trouble in Paradise” (1932). The son of actors Percy F. Marshall and Ethel May Turner, he was married to actresses Edna Best (1928-1940) and Boots Mallory. Marshall lost a leg during WWI and his wooden replacement limb was known to trouble him considerably through the years.