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Overview (3)

Born in Norwood, England, UK
Died in Bridport, Dorset, England, UK
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

The British actor Ronald Howard was born in Norwood, London, England, in 1918. He and his younger sister Leslie Ruth Howard were raised by their mother Ruth Evelyn Martin and their father, the renowned actor Leslie Howard. After college, Howard became a newspaper reporter for a while but decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become an actor.

He got his first taste of acting when he appeared with his father in an uncredited bit part in 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). In the early 1940s, Howard gained acting experience in regional theater, later on the London stage, and eventually in films, with his official debut in While the Sun Shines (1947). His chief claim to fame is in television with his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock Holmes (1954), in which Howard Marion-Crawford played Dr. Watson. Boyishly handsome with a pleasant demeanor, Howard continued in film and television until the mid-1970s; however, he never caught on with audiences as well as his father had, prompting him to put aside his acting career to run an art gallery. In the 1980s, he wrote a biography of his father.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lyn Hammond

Spouse (1)

Jean Millar (1946 - 1996) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (1)

Son of the actor Leslie Howard, with whom he appeared in 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). Nephew of actor Arthur Howard, cousin of actor Alan Howard. In the 1980s British TV "Sherlock Holmes" series, one of the actors playing Dr. John Watson was Edward Hardwicke, the son of acclaimed British actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke.

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