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Terry Kilburn

  • Highest Rated: 100% National Velvet (1944)
  • Lowest Rated: 67% Fiend Without a Face (1957)
  • Birthday: Nov 25, 1926
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • The son of a London bus conductor, Terry Kilburn spent his childhood as a vaudeville performer, doing an act consisting of celebrity imitations. Unlike other professional children cursed with "stage parents," Kilburn talked his mom and dad into bringing him to Hollywood to give movies a try. He made his American debut as a regular on Eddie Cantor's radio show, then made his first film appearance in MGM's Lord Jeff (1938). The best of his early roles included Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol (1938) and four separate roles (representing four generations of boy's-school students) in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). After high school, Kilburn decided to give movies second priority and concentrate on stage work. He studied drama at UCLA, then made his Broadway bow in a 1952 revival of Shaw's Candida. Though he would continue to sporadically show up in films like Fiend Without a Face (1958) and Lolita (1962), Terence Kilburn ("Terry" no more) would remain committed to live performances, as both actor and director; for many years, he has been artistic director of Rochester, Michigan's Meadow Brook Theatre.

Highest Rated Movies








93% Lolita Man 1962
67% Fiend Without a Face Capt. Chester 1957
No Score Yet Only the Valiant Trooper Saxton 1951
No Score Yet The Fan Messenger 1950
No Score Yet Fortunes of Captain Blood Kenny Jensen 1950
No Score Yet Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back Actor 1947
No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Lorin 1947
No Score Yet Black Beauty Joe 1946
No Score Yet The Keys of the Kingdom Malcolm Glennie 1944
100% National Velvet Ted 1944
89% Random Harvest Boy 1942
94% Foreign Correspondent Boy 1940
No Score Yet Swiss Family Robinson Ernest Robinson 1940
82% Goodbye, Mr. Chips John Colley/Peter Colley 1939
No Score Yet Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever Stickin' Plaster 1939
No Score Yet They Shall Have Music Dominick 1939
100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Billy 1939
100% A Christmas Carol Tiny Tim 1938
No Score Yet Lord Jeff Albert Baker 1938
No Score Yet Sweethearts Gwen's brother 1938


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