Anthony Steel

Born May 21, 1920

Anthony Maitland Steel was an English actor and singer best known for his appearances in British war films of the 1950s such as The Wooden Horse (1950), and his marriage to Anita Ekberg. He was described as "a glorious throwback to the Golden Age of Empire... the perfect Imperial actor, born out of his time, blue-eyed, square-jawed, clean-cut.… Read More

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1920 Birth Born on May 21, 1920.


1951 31 Years Old This was the most popular British movie of the year and the Royal Command Performance Film for 1951, confirming Steel's status as a genuine box office draw.
1952 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1952 British exhibitors voted him the fourth most popular British star and he was seen as the successor to Stewart Granger. … Read More
1954 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Nonetheless, he was popular and in 1954 he and Dirk Bogarde were the highest paid actors with the Rank Organisation with a reported salary of £15,000 a film. … Read More
1956 36 Years Old In 1956 Steel married Swedish actress Anita Ekberg and together they moved to Hollywood, with mixed results. … Read More


1960 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1960 Steel went missing for a week from a luxury hotel in Germany, leading to a two-nation search. … Read More


2001 81 Years Old Anthony Steel died from lung cancer in Northolt, Middlesex in 2001, aged 80. … Read More
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