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David Niven the World's Greatest Juggler | David Nivens
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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I thought it would make Hjordis [wife Hjördis Genberg
] happy if we adopted a child. We talked to friends about the idea and they thought it would be marvelous. Hjordis said she'd love to adopt a Swedish girl, so we did. Her name was Kristina. [NOTE: The child was in fact Niven's by an affair with an 18-year-old model. Hjordis had to put up with the pretense.]
His Scottish father was Lt. William Niven, who died during World War I at the battle of Gallipoli on 21 August 1915, aged 38, while serving with the Berkshire Yeomanry. He was reported missing until 1917. He was a landowner and left a widow Henrietta (a three-quarter Frenchwoman) two sons (Max and David) and two daughters (Joyce and Grizel).
[names]: his characters are often named after his real-life friends, or refer to his real-life friends as sources of information.