Caption: Still of Orson Welles and Carol Reed in The Third Man (1949)
Director, Producer, Assistant Director
Born: December 30, 1906
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Known for: The Third Man (1949), Oliver! (1968), The Fallen Idol (1948), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Carol Reed was the second son of stage actor, dramatics teacher and impresario founder of the Royal School of Dramatic Arts 'Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree'. Reed was one of Tree's six illegitimate children with Beatrice Mae Pinney, who Tree established in a second household apart from his married life. There were no social scars here; Reed grew up in ...