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Leslie Howard (I) (1893–1943)


Leslie Howard Stainer was born to Hungarian parents in London, and 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. In 1917, diagnosed as shell-shocked, he was invalided out and advised to take up acting as therapy. In a few years, his name was famous on the stages of ... 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 "Roddy") in "The Wren" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Booth Tarkington. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Gaiety Theatre: 10 Oct 1921-Oct 1921 (closing date unknown/24 performances). Cast: Marion Abbott (as "Mrs. Freehart"), Pauline Armitage (as "Mrs. Frazee"), George Fawcett (as "Cap'n Olds"), John Flood (as "Frazee"), ... See more »

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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:

In the love of a good woman you have everything, all the wonders of the ages, the brown skinned girls who inflame your senses with their play; the cool, yellow-haired women who entice and escape you; the gentle ones who serve you; the slender ones who torment you; the mothers who bore and suckled you;--all women whom God created out of the teeming fullness of the earth are yours in the love of ... See more »

Trivia:

Nephew of director Wilfred Noy. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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