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Leslie Howard (I) (1893–1943)


Leslie Howard Stainer was born in London, to Lilian (Blumberg) and Ferdinand "Frank" Steiner. His father was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and his English mother was of German Jewish, and mostly English, descent. Leslie went to Dulwich College. After school, he worked as a bank clerk until the outbreak of World War I, when he went into the army. ... See full bio »

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(age 50) in Bay of Biscay

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Pygmalion Henry Higgins
(1938)
'Pimpernel' Smith Professor Horatio Smith
(1941)
Gone with the Wind Ashley - His Son
(1939)
Spitfire R.J. Mitchell
(1942)

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 1943 The Gentle Sex
'Observations of a Mere Man' spoken by / Narrator (voice)
 1942 In Which We Serve
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Spitfire
R.J. Mitchell
 1941 49th Parallel
Philip Armstrong Scott
 1941 'Pimpernel' Smith
Professor Horatio Smith
 1940 Common Heritage (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1939 Gone with the Wind
Ashley - His Son
 1939 Intermezzo: A Love Story
Holger Brandt
 1938 Pygmalion
Henry Higgins
 1937 Stand-In
Atterbury Dodd
 1937 It's Love I'm After
Basil Underwood
 1936 Romeo and Juliet
Romeo - Son to Montague
 1936 The Petrified Forest
Alan Squier
 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel
Sir Percy Blakeney
 1934 British Agent
Stephen Locke
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Albert Latour (as Mr. Leslie Howard)
 1934 Of Human Bondage
Philip Carey
 1933 Berkeley Square
Peter Standish / Captain Peter Standish
 1933 Captured!
Capt. Fred Allison
 1933 Secrets
John Carlton
 1932 The Animal Kingdom
Tom Collier
 1932 Smilin' Through
Sir John Carteret
 1932 Reserved for Ladies
Max Tracey
 1931 Devotion
David Trent
 1931 Five and Ten
Berry Rhodes
 1931 A Free Soul
Dwight Winthrop
 1931 Never the Twain Shall Meet
Dan Pritchard
 1930 Outward Bound
Tom Prior
 1920 Bookworms (Short)
Richard
 1920 Five Pounds Reward (Short)
Tony Marchmont
 1919 The Lackey and the Lady
Tony Dunciman
 1917 The Happy Warrior
Rollo
 1914 The Heroine of Mons (Short)
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Other Works:

(12/25/26) Stage: Appeared in "The Green Hat" at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, OH, with Katharine Cornell in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Leslie Howard | A Passer-By

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Describing one of his Gone with the Wind (1939) costumes]: I look like that sissy doorman at the Beverly Wilshire, a fine thing at my age. See more »

Trivia:

Father of actor Ronald Howard, who appeared with him in 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941). See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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