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  1. Leslie Howard Steiner (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English actor, director and producer. He also wrote many stories and articles for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair and was one of the biggest box-office draws and movie idols of the 1930s.

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    Leslie Howard, Actor: Pygmalion. 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. ...

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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. ...

    It was Howard who insisted that Humphrey Bogart get the role of Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936), a role that Bogart had played in the stage production. As he became more successful, he also became quite picky about which roles he would do, and usually performed in only two films a year. In 1939, he played the character that will always b...

    However, war clouds were gathering over England, and he devoted all his energy on behalf of the war effort. He directed films, wrote articles and made radio broadcasts. He died in 1943, when the KLM plane he was in was shot down by German fighters over the Bay of Biscay.

    • Leslie Howard Steiner
    • 5' 10½" (1.79 m)
  3. Jun 07, 2020 · The mysterious death of Leslie Howard. Leslie Howard was a superstar actor of his day. The son of Jewish immigrants from Hungary he was born in London in 1893 and served during the First World War, he was mustered out of the army a few weeks before the Battle of the Somme began in 1916 as he was suffering from shell shock.

  4. Leslie Howard. Forest Hill, London Borough of Lewisham, Greater London, England. Buried or Lost at Sea, Specifically: Aircraft shot down over the Bay of Biscay. Actor. He is most remembered for his role of Ashley Wilkes, in the movie "Gone With the Wind" (1939). He was killed while returning to England from vacation in Portugal, when his plane ...

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  5. May 29, 2020 · The DC-3 pictured was shot down over the Bay of Biscay on 1 June 1943 while en route from Whitchurch (near Bristol) to Lisbon. Amongst the passengers killed was the actor Leslie Howard. (Photo by ...

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