From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herbert Banemann Rawlinson (15 November 1885 – 12 July 1953) was an English-born stage, film, radio, and television actor. A leading man during Hollywood's silent film era, Rawlinson transitioned to character roles after the advent of sound films. Rawlinson was born in New Brighton, Cheshire, England, UK on 15 November 1885. He was one of the four sons and three daughters of Robert Theodore Rawlinson (3 April 1859 – 19 December 1936) and his wife Emily (death: 13 December 1950). He sailed to America on the same ship as Charlie Chaplin to establish himself as a leading man in the silent movies before making the transition as a character actor in the "talkies". Rawlinson married Roberta Arnold in 1917. They divorced in 1923 in which he had cited desertion. He married Loraine Abigail Long in 1924 and divorced in 1927. Rawlinson was married to Josephine Norman until her death on 24 January 1951. Rawlinson died of lung cancer in 1953.