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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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(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 Higgins
(1938)
The Petrified Forest
The Petrified Forest Alan Squier
(1936)
Of Human Bondage
Of Human Bondage Philip Carey
(1934)

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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 (as Mr. Leslie Howard)
 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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(12/15/30) Stage: Appeared in John L. Balderston's play, "Berkeley Square," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, OH. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Leslie Howard | A Passer-By

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

Britain's destiny, on the other hand, has been to uphold tolerance in religion, thought, speech, and race--the mainspring of democracy. We have still far to travel on the road to true democracy, but only the Germans have made no progress in this direction. Britain, with her great gifts and strange inconsistencies had helped populate five continents and shown that the white man and the colored man... See more »

Trivia:

According to a story in the "Southeast Missourian" newspaper, Howard could be a difficult man to track down, wandering off the set between takes. One day Tay Garnett, while directing Stand-In (1937), finally had several men look for him when he could not be found; they found him and, with the gentleness due a star, tied him up, clapping leg irons on him. Garnett put him on "probation", but gave ... See more »

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