Born September 9, 1920, in Glastonbury, Somerset, England; died January 10, 1994, in London, England. Actor. Aldridge began acting in England before becoming an officer in the Royal Air Force during World War II. After the war, hereturned to the theatre and performed in works by such playwrights as WilliamShakespeare and Moliere. He also became a regular performer in festivals held in Chichester and Stratford. He became popular in the United States throughappearances on public television, as lawyer Sir Abraham Haphazard in The Barchester Chronicles, as a hard-drinking journalist in the series Charlie, andas a novice detective in Charters and Caldicott.