: The Celtic mind in its lonely moments is a tumbling sea of love and compassion and romanticism and neurotic hates.
Ray Milland became one of Paramount's most bankable and durable stars, under contract from 1934 to 1948, yet little in his early life suggested a career as a motion picture actor.
His big break did not come until 1934 when he joined Paramount, where he was to remain for the better part of his Hollywood career. During the first few years, he served an apprenticeship playing second leads, usually as the debonair man-about-town, in light romantic comedies.
By 1936, he had graduated to starring roles, first as the injured British hunter rescued on a tropical island by The Jungle Princess, the film which launched Dorothy Lamour's sarong-clad career.
In his private life, Ray was an enthusiastic yachtsman, who loved fishing and collecting information by reading the Encyclopedia Brittanica. In later years, he became very popular with interviewers because of his candid spontaneity and humour.
Has a tattoo on his upper right arm of a skull with a snake, it can be seen for a brief moment in the movie Her Jungle Love.