Leslie Howard

Born Apr 3, 1893

Leslie Howard was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939) and roles 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). Howard's Second World War activities included acting and filmmaking.… Read More

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1893 Birth Born on April 3, 1893.


He served in the British Army as a subaltern in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry but suffered shell shock, which led to his relinquishing his commission in 1916.


1935 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In May, 1935, Leslie Howard and his daughter, Leslie Ruth Howard, aged 10, appeared on The Rudy Vallee Show/Fleischmann's Yeast Hour in "The Enchanted Forest" scene from James M. Barrie's Dear Brutus. … Read More
1937 44 Years Old Howard also appeared in Columbia Presents Shakespeare as Benedick in the play Much Ado About Nothing with Rosalind Russell in the summer of 1937. … Read More
1940 47 Years Old Howard's appearances on the BBC's Britain Speaks were broadcast to the United States from July 16, 1940, after the onset of WWII urging America to enter the war in support of Britain.
1941 48 Years Old By January 1941 Howard had completed 27 broadcasts of Britain Speaks. … Read More
1942 49 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Cunnington, in her early 30s, died in 1942 of pneumonia, just six months before Howard's death. … Read More


1943 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Howard died in 1943 when flying to Bristol, UK, from Lisbon, Portugal, on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/BOAC Flight 777.
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