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Robert Donat (1905–1958)


Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His other handicap, acute asthma, did not deter him. At ... See full bio »

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(age 53) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps Hannay
(1935)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Mr. Chips
(1939)
The Citadel
The Citadel Andrew
(1938)
The Private Life of Henry VIII.
(1933)

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He acted in the Old Vic Theatre season at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter Finch, Claire Bloom, Alan Badel, Paul Rogers, Irene Worth, Alexander Knox, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Laurence Payne, Robin Bailey, William Devlin, Jack May, Edgar Wreford, Richard Pasco, Daphne Heard, Phyllida Law, Andree Melly, Alan Dobie,... See more »

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never had any real security in my life until I found the false security of stardom. See more »

Trivia:

Campaigned to be cast against type as Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist (1948), but Robert Newton was cast in the part instead. See more »

Nickname:

Fritz See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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