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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 »

Died:

(age 50) in Bay of Biscay

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

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 1943 The Gentle Sex
Narrator (voice)
 1942 In Which We Serve
Voice (uncredited)
 1941 49th Parallel
Philip Armstrong Scott
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Prof. Horatio Smith
 1940 Common Heritage (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1939 Intermezzo: A Love Story
Holger
 1937 Stand-In
Atterbury Dodd
 1937 It's Love I'm After
Basil
 1934 British Agent
Stephen 'Steve' Locke
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Albert Latour
 1933 Captured!
Captain Fred Allison
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
Thomas 'Tom' Collier
 1932 Reserved for Ladies
Max Tracey
 1931 Devotion
Trent
 1931 Five and Ten
Berry Rhodes
 1931 A Free Soul
Dwight Winthrop
 1920 Bookworms (Short)
Richard
 1920 Five Pounds Reward (Short)
Tony Marchmont
 1919 The Lackey and the Lady
Tony Dunciman
 1917 The Happy Warrior
Rollo
 1914 The Heroine of Mons (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Hon. Williiam Tatham") in "Aren't We All?" on Broadway. Romantic comedy. Written by Frederick Lonsdale. Directed by Hugh Ford. Gaiety Theatre: 21 May 1923-Jun 1923 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Harry Ashford (as "Rev. Ernest Lynton"), Roberta Beatty (as "Kitty Lake"), F. Gatenby Bell (as "Roberts")... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

A Passer-By | A Leslie Howard Production

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[July 1932 interview with Schenectady Gazette regarding persistent rumors of leaving film] Statements derogatory to talkies credited to me are absurd. I like movies and their potentialities. I think Hollywood is making definite strides forward when it produces a 'Grand Hotel' and a 'Strange Interlude'. The sole argument I have had with the producers concerned my own parts. I make my living by ... See more »

Trivia:

Leslie first began writing when he was at Mr Bolland's prep-school in Upper Norwood (England). One Christmas term a play was performed by the schoolboys at Mr Bolland's, written by Leslie -- in Latin, of all things -- at the age of thirteen. See more »

Star Sign:

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