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Actor, Director, Producer

Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Probably best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939), his other films include Berkeley Square (1933), Of Human Bondage (1934), The Scarlet...Wikipedia

Age: 50 (age at death)
Born: 3rd April, 1893, Forest Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
Died: 1st June, 1943, At The Sea Over Bay Of Biscay
Height: 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Nationality: English
Claim to Fame: The Green Hat

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His death was mentioned in the World War II film Bright Victory (1951).


Died when the 1936 Douglas aircraft «Isis» he was in, with 4 crew members and 12 other passengers, KLM flight #777 of the regular line Bristol - Lisbon, was shot down by Luftwaffe fighter planes over the Bay of Biscay.

The Gentle Sex

The Gentle Sex (1943)

This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

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I feel the pressure from other people coming at me. When shots don`t fall for one person I think it is a domino effect.


Now, we`re saying, as soon as we know someone is homeless or vulnerable to being homeless, get them in housing, and then work on their other problems. So that`s really the big shift, the big change.


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Giulietta48 - I simply love him since I was ten years old (2 years ago)
Silverbluestar - The epitome of the true British gentleman and a wonderful actor - I absolutely love Leslie Howard! (3 years ago)
Violeta - Que los angeles iluminen tus sue�os en el cielo y en el fondo del mar las caracolas te susurren mi cancion,hasta que nos volvamos a encontrar.Buenas noches dulce principe. (4 years ago)
Yolanda - Saludos a todos desde Espa�a.Soy una admiradora incondicional de Leslie Howard,uno de los actores mas guapos y elegantes del cine.Me tiene completamente fascinada y hechizada.Dios te bendiga Leslie. (4 years ago)
alohagal - Leslie did insist that Bogey play the part of Mantee, if not, then he would not play Alan. Great movie! (4 years ago)
alohagal - I love Leslie Howard. He was a nice looking man, and a very good actor. (4 years ago)
Maria Grazia - I agree witn the GingerOnMars comment. Leslie wanted Bogie fot that part and that`s why Bogie called his daughter Leslie (5 years ago)
Maria - Perhaps sombody can help me clear up a mystery. Several years after the death of Leslie Howard, probably in 1951, my grandmother and my mother made a strange encounter on the beach of Alassio on the Italian Riviera. They met a gentleman in every respect equal to actor Leslie Howard. This gentleman spoke a little Italian and had a brief conversation with the two ladies. My mother and my grandmother did not see him anymore and were never able to know who that mysterious man could be. That was especially exciting for my grandmother who had been a big fan of the died actor. Does anybody know if Leslie Howard had a double? Thanks for the help you can give me. (5 years ago)
GingerOnMars - I`m not allowed to edit the biography section of this page, but I`d like to say to anyone interested: It wasn`t Bogie who helped Leslie get the part in The Petrified Forest; It was Leslie who insisted Bogie be case, stating `No Bogart, No Howard`. Leslie was a lot more famous than Bogie at that time (1936). (7 years ago)

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