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Leslie Howard

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Biography

Still of Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939)

Source: Wikipedia

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), he also appeared in Berkeley Square (1933), Of Human Bondage (1934), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), The Petrified Forest (1936), Pygmalion (1938), Intermezzo (1939), "Pimpernel" Smith (1941) and The First of the Few (1942).

Fact file

  • Born: Leslie Howard Steiner 3 April 1893 Forest Hill, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Died: 1 June 1943 (aged 50) At sea over Bay of Biscay
  • Occupation: Actor, director, producer
  • Years active: 1917–1943
  • Spouse(s): Ruth Evelyn Martin (1916–1943; his death; 2 children)
  • Children: Ronald Howard (1918–1996) Leslie Ruth Howard (1924–2013)

Read more about Leslie Howard at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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