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Robert Donat (1905–1958)


Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent (a byproduct of being raised in northern England) 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 ... See full bio »

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(age 53) in London, England, UK

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He acted in Edward Lewis's stage adaptation of Mary Webb's novel, "Precious Bane," in a two week engagement at the Embassy Theatre in London, England with Donald Wolfit, Francis L. Sullivan, Andre Van Gysegham, Edith Sharpe, Richard Caldicot, and Joyce Bland in the cast. See more »

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6' (1.83 m)
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I never had any real security in my life until I found the false security of stardom. See more »

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Great-uncle of Lucas Donat. See more »

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