Leslie Howard (I) (1893–1943)


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Leslie Howard Steiner 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 »

Died:

(age 50) in Bay of Biscay

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

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Known For

Pygmalion Higgins
(1938)
Gone with the Wind Ashley - His Son
(1939)
'Pimpernel' Smith Professor Horatio Smith
(1941)
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
Holger Brandt
 1938 Pygmalion
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 Of Human Bondage
Philip
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Albert Latour (as Mr. Leslie Howard)
 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:

(12/9/34) Radio: Appeared (as "Peter Standish") in a "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast of "Berkeley Square". See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Leslie Howard | A Passer-By

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Spouse:

Ruth Evelyn Jessie Martin  (his death)  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

The truth is that to enjoy acting one must be an exhibitionist at heart, one must revel in those exposures of the emotions which would be agonizing to a shy or reserved person. All the great actors have been and are exhibitionists. It is easy and pleasurable for them to shout, to weep, to tear their hair, to laugh, to make love. They enjoy it and they make their audience enjoy it. They are the ... See more »

Trivia:

Humphrey Bogart was so grateful at Howard's insistence that he repeat his stage performance in the film of The Petrified Forest (1936), the role that proved to be his big break in movies, that he named his daughter Leslie in Howard's honor. See more »

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