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Overview (3)

Born in Tonypandy, Wales, UK
Died in Coimbra, Portugal
Birth NameDonald Daniel Houston

Mini Bio (1)

Sandy-haired Welsh actor who served in the RAF during World War II and hit paydirt and stardom with his first two British films, The Blue Lagoon (1949) with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness, maintaining his career with lesser distinction in bawdy comedies and melodramas. His characters were authority figures, often military in war movies like Battle Hell (1957), The Longest Day (1962) and Where Eagles Dare (1968) (the latters with Richard Burton).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Angelo Bellino

Spouse (1)

Brenda Hogan (6 January 1949 - 13 October 1991) ( his death)

Trivia (10)

Older brother of Glyn Houston
He and his brother and sister were raised by their aunt.
Has a sister, Jean.
During World War II served with the RAF as a rear gunner and radio officer.
Before successfully auditioning for the theatre, he was briefly employed as a coal miner at Glamorganshire in Wales.
Son of a professional footballer.
As a school boy toured with the Boys Theatre. Later he was a member of The Pilgrim Players then Oxford Repertory Theatre.
He was considered for the roles of Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Bukovsky and Sir Percy Heseltine in Lifeforce (1985).
Both he and his younger brother Glyn Houston appeared in Hammer films: he appeared in The Viking Queen (1967) while his brother appeared in The Secret of Blood Island (1965) and The Brigand of Kandahar (1965).
Like his character in The Longest Day (1962), he served in the RAF during World War II.

Salary (1)

Carry On Jack (1964) £3,250

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