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They had one son Rodion Rathbone (1915–1996) who had a brief Hollywood career under the name John Rodion. He rose to prominence in the UK as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films primarily costume dramas swashbucklers and occasionally horror films. Rathbone's readings of the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe are collected together with readings by Vincent Price in Caedmon Audio's The Edgar Allan Poe Audio Collection on CD.

He rose to prominence in the UK as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in over 70 films primarily costume dramas swashbucklers and occasionally horror films. He frequently portrayed suave villains or morally ambiguous characters such as Murdstone in David Copperfield (1935) and Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). His later career included Broadway self-ironic film and television work; he received a Tony Award in 1948 as Best Actor in a Play.