Won 1 Oscar.
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Appeared (as "George Simon") in "Counsellor-at-Law" on Broadway. Drama. Written / directed / produced by Elmer Rice
. Plymouth Theatre: 6 Nov 1931-Jul 1932 (closing date unknown/292 performances). Cast: Sam Bonnell (as "John P. Tedesco"), Elmer Brown
(as "Francis Clark Baird"), Jack Collins, June Cox (as "Richard Dwight Jr."),
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5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
[on Robert Donat
's performance in Goodbye, Mr. Chips
(1939)] The most magnificent performance I've ever seen on any screen. Not a false motion - not a wasted gesture. He is the greatest actor we have today.
During his live TV appearance in the Playhouse 90
(1956) episode "The Last Chance", he appeared to be wearing a hearing aid. He wasn't. At his advanced age, and given the state of his health, it was no longer possible for him to memorize long stretches of dialogue on short notice. What he was wearing was a small radio transmitter, through which he was fed his lines just prior to speaking them.
Known for his complete transformations into the roles he played (often changing his voice and appearence)