Roger Delgado

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Roger Caesar Marius Bernard de Delgado Torres Castillo Roberto (1 March 1918 – 18 June 1973), better known as Roger Delgado, was a British actor. He began his acting career in 1939. He is best known as the first actor to play the Master in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. He appeared as the Master in 37 episodes from 1971 until his death in 1973.

Delgado was born in Whitechapel, London. He was the son of a Belgian mother and a Spanish father. He served as a major during the Second World War. He was married to Kismet Shahani.

On 18 June 1973, Delgado was killed in a car accident in Nevşehir, Turkey. He was 55. He died while filming the French-German TV miniseries La Cloche tibétaine (English: Tibetan Bell).[1]

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  1. "Roger Delgado". Family Announcements. Retrieved 3 September 2018.

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