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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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6' (1.83 m)
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[on his role in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)] "As soon as I put the moustache on, I felt the part, even if I did look like a great airedale come out of a puddle." See more »

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He was originally scheduled to play the title role in Captain Blood (1935) but withdrew before shooting began, which created an opportunity for Errol Flynn to become a star. See more »

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Pisces

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