23 Facts About Tom Conway


At the outbreak of the Russian Revolution, the family moved to England, where Tom Conway was educated at Bedales School and Brighton College.


Tom Conway travelled to Northern Rhodesia, where he worked in mining and ranching, then returned to England, appearing in several plays with the Manchester Repertory Company and performing on BBC Radio.


When he joined his brother in Hollywood, Tom Conway became a contract player for MGM.


Tom Conway had small roles in Waterloo Bridge, with only his voice heard, Sky Murder with Walter Pidgeon, and The Wild Man of Borneo.


Tom Conway had a bigger part in The Trial of Mary Dugan with Robert Young, then was back to small parts in Free and Easy, The Bad Man with Wallace Beery and Lionel Barrymore, The People vs Dr Kildare with Lew Ayres and Lionel Barrymore, and Lady Be Good with Eleanor Powell and Red Skelton.


Tom Conway was a villain in Tarzan's Secret Treasure with Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan, Mr and Mrs North with Gracie Allen, and Rio Rita with Abbott and Costello.


Tom Conway was a murder suspect in Grand Central Murder with Van Heflin and had an uncredited bit in Mrs Miniver with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon.


Sanders tired of the role, so Tom Conway took over as The Falcon's Brother, co-starring with Sanders.


Tom Conway followed this success with an excellent role in Cat People, the first of producer Val Lewton's legendary horror cycle.


Tom Conway had the male lead in a second film for Lewton, I Walked with a Zombie, now regarded as a horror classic.


Tom Conway was top-billed in Lewton's The Seventh Victim playing the same role he did in The Cat People though his character was apparently killed in that film.


Tom Conway was borrowed by United Artists for Whistle Stop, in which he supported George Raft, Ava Gardner, and Victor McLaglen.


In June 1946, Tom Conway obtained a release from his RKO contract.


In spite of a similarly refined British accent, Tom Conway was not as well-received as Rathbone by audiences; he played Holmes for only one season.


Tom Conway was a leading support actor in Lost Honeymoon and Repeat Performance for Eagle-Lion, Fun on a Weekend for United Artists, and One Touch of Venus for Universal.


Tom Conway had support parts in Painting the Clouds with Sunshine and Bride of the Gorilla.


Tom Conway went back to leads for Confidence Girl, and was a villain in Tarzan and the She-Devil.


Tom Conway went to England to star as Berkeley Gray's private detective Norman Conquest in Park Plaza 605, and Blood Orange.


Tom Conway had a support part in Paris Model and a minor role in Prince Valiant, but leads in the British Barbados Quest, Breakaway, and The Last Man to Hang.


Tom Conway performed in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode "The Glass Eye" as Max Collodi, receiving critical praise.


Tom Conway estimated he had earned $900,000 in his career, but was broke.


Tom Conway said he lost his last $15,000 to swindlers in a lumber deal.


Former sister-in-law Zsa Zsa Gabor paid Tom Conway a visit there and gave him $200.