Burial Date: November 11, 1972
Location: Section Q-46-3
Owen studied at Sir Herbert Tree's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and made his professional debut in 1905. He came to the United States from England in 1920 and worked on Broadway. He later moved to Hollywood, where he began a lengthy film career.
Owen is perhaps best known today for his performance as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1938 film version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Owen also was one of only three actors (Patrick Macnee and Jeremy Brett are the others) who played both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in film and/or television. Owen first played Watson in the 1932 film Sherlock Holmes and then Holmes himself in 1933's A Study in Scarlet.
Later in his career, Owen appeared opposite James Garner in the television series Maverick in the episodes "The Belcastle Brand" (1957) and "Gun-Shy" (1958), and also in the Walt Disney movies Mary Poppins (1964) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971).