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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)
 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
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 in "The Green Hat" on Broadway. See more »

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

Alternate Names:

A Passer-By

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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I looked around for some kind of contribution I could make -- some kind of war work I could do. For a long time it was very difficult. There were millions of fellows about my age all looking for the same thing. Desperate, I went to see Duff Cooper and asked him if I should go back in the army. I was in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry in the last war. It's mechanized now, but I daresay I could ... See more »

Trivia:

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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