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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 »

Known For

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind Ashley - His Son
(1939)
Pygmalion
Pygmalion Professor Henry Higgins
(1938)
Of Human Bondage
(1934)
The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest Alan Squier
(1936)

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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
Trent
 1931 Five and Ten
Berry Rhodes
 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 (as "Hamlet"; final Broadway appearance)) / produced / co-directed (w/John Houseman) "Hamlet" on Broadway. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare. Incidental music by Virgil Thomson. Musical Direction by Hugh Davis. Imperial Theatre: 10 Nov 1936-Dec 1936 (closing date unknown/39 performances). Cast: Gay ... 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:

Leslie was in a relationship with Violette Cunnington from 1938 until her death in 1942 of cerebral meningitis. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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