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 »

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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
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:

Stage: Appeared in "Outward Bound" on Broadway. Drama. 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:

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. See more »

Trivia:

According to a story in the "Southeast Missourian" newspaper, Howard could be a difficult man to track down, wandering off the set between takes. One day Tay Garnett, while directing Stand-In (1937), finally had several men look for him when he could not be found; they found him and, with the gentleness due a star, tied him up, clapping leg irons on him. Garnett put him on "probation", but gave ... See more »

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