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LEGEND: Gareth Hughes with co-star Mae McAvoy in Sentimental Tommy in 1921
His lucrative film career - he appeared in more than 40 movies including Forget Me Not, Eyes of Youth and Sentimental Tommy - earned him a mansion in Hollywood with a swimming pool, a chauffeur and stables for his many horses.
At the height of his powers in the early 1920s, Hughes thrilled audienceswith his portrayal of Tommy Sandys in Sentimental Tommy based on a story by JM Barrie.