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Leslie Howard (I) (1893–1943)

Leslie Howard Stainer was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the outbreak of World War I, when he went into the army. ... See full bio »


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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Ashley - His Son
Pygmalion Professor Henry Higgins
Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage Philip Carey
The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest Alan Squier


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 1943 The Gentle Sex
'Observations of a Mere Man' spoken by / Narrator (voice)
 1942 In Which We Serve
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1941 49th Parallel
Philip Armstrong Scott
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Professor Horatio Smith
 1940 Common Heritage (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1937 Stand-In
Atterbury Dodd
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Albert Latour
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
Thomas 'Tom' Collier
 1932 Reserved for Ladies
Max Tracey
 1931 Devotion
 1931 Five and Ten
Berry Rhodes
 1920 Bookworms (Short)
 1920 Five Pounds Reward (Short)
Tony Marchmont
 1919 The Lackey and the Lady
Tony Dunciman
 1917 The Happy Warrior
 1914 The Heroine of Mons (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Her Cardboard Lover" on Broadway. See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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A Passer-By


5' 10½" (1.79 m)

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The truth is that to enjoy acting one must be an exhibitionist at heart, one must revel in those exposures of the emotions which would be agonizing to a shy or reserved person. All the great actors have been and are exhibitionists. It is easy and pleasurable for them to shout, to weep, to tear their hair, to laugh, to make love. They enjoy it and they make their audience enjoy it. They are the ... See more »


Was on board Flight #777 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines--a 1936 Douglas Aircraft «Isis»--with four crew members and 12 other passengers on a regular flight from Bristol to Lisbon when it was shot down by German fighter planes over the Bay of Biscay. See more »

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