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DiedSeptember 20, 1965, London, United Kingdom
FactFather of actress Dorothy Holmes-Gore.

Arthur Holmes was born in England on January 1, 1892. His parents were both teachers. He had two brothers and one sister. His early education was at a local school in England. He then attended the University of Edinburgh, where he studied geology. After graduation, he worked for a mining company in Scotland. He then moved to the United States, where he worked for the United States Geological Survey.

He is best known for his work on the age of the Earth. He developed a method for dating rocks using radioactive decay. This method is still used today. He also did important work on the theory of continental drift.

He was married twice and had four children. His first wife died in an accident. His second wife was a writer.

He died on April 20, 1964, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 72.

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Full NameArthur Holmes
DiedSeptember 20, 1965, London, United Kingdom
EducationImperial College London, Royal College of Science


AwardsWollaston Medal, Penrose Medal, Murchison Medal

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1Father of actress Dorothy Holmes-Gore.



The Prisoner of Zenda1915Michael, Duke of Strelsau
The King's Minister1914ShortBraun
England's Menace1914ShortLord Talbot
The Black Spot1914ShortDuke Paul
Branscombe's Pal1914ShortJack Branscombe
The Ring and the Rajah1914ShortThe Rajah
Her Children1914ShortVicar
The Antique Brooch1914ShortLord Shirley (as Arthur Holmes)
A Sprained Ankle1911ShortBrother


His Reformation1914Short
Turtle Doves1914Short
Nan Good-for-Nothing1914Short

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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