English actor Peter Cushing, OBE, passed away on this day in 1994 from prostate cancer. Cushing's on-screen career began with a small role in 'The Man in Iron Mask' (1939) and shortly afterwards, he appeared alongside Laurel and Hardy in their film, 'A Chump at Oxford' (1940). His career grew steadily through the 1960s, when British company Hammer Film Productions steadily casted him in various Frankenstein and Dracula films, such as, 'The Curse of Frankenstein' (1957), 'Dracula' (1958), 'The Revenge of Frankenstein' (1958), and 'The Brides of Dracula' (1960). His most well-known role is as Grand Moff Tarkin in 'Star Wars' (1977), a role he accepted though not particularly a fan of the science fiction genre. Archival footage and CGI helped to recreate his likeness when the role was reprised for the film, 'Rogue One' (2016).