Claude Rains 1889-1967 William Claude Rains, born in the Camberwell area of London, was the son of the British stage actor Frederick Rains. The younger Rains followed, making his stage debut at the age of eleven in "Nell of Old Drury." Google Image Result for http://image1.findagrave.com/photos250/photos/2010/272/850_128591193906.jpg
Claude Rains (1889-1967) Captain, London Scottish Regiment, WW I. He served with fellow actors Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman and Herbert Marshall. Rains was involved in a gas attack that left him nearly blind in one eye for the rest of his life. However, the war did aid his social advancement as he rose from the rank of Private to Captain. He became a U.S. citizen in 1939. He was in 58 feature films.