Leslie Howard
actor
Leslie Howard
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.
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Classic Liz Taylor, Lucille Ball titles released - phillyBurbs.com
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Shakespeare: “A Midsummer Night's Dream” (1935) with James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland and Mickey Rooney; “Romeo and Juliet” (1936) with Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard; “Othello” (1965) with Laurence Olivier and Maggie Smith; and “Antony and
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Matter of Record (Aug. 29) - Times Record News
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Gholson, Leslie Howard, Montague County, Chapter 13, Date Filed Aug. 11, Case No. 11-70320. Gholson, Ora Francis, Montague County, Chapter 13, Date Filed Aug. 11, Case No. 11-70320. Hatcher, Terry Phillip, Wichita County, Chapter 13, Date Filed Aug
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Amanda Steege Takes Top Two Spots in $25000 New England Hunter Derby Final at ... - United States Equestrian Federation (press release)
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Olympian Leslie Howard of Fairfield, CT, took the top prize in the $7500 Herb Chambers Companies Speed Stake on Goed Zo, owned by the 73 West Group of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Fieldstone Summer Showcase features top hunter/jumper competition at
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Joan Blondell on TCM: DAMES, WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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The former is a generally well-liked Hollywood satire starring Leslie Howard as an accountant at odds with the Hollywood film production system; the latter is a war drama told through a female prism — much like that year's So Proudly We Hail!,
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A Senior Moment: Moving testimonies - Enterprise-Record
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The adage "blood is thicker than water" implies that the call of kinship is strong. Modern economics seem to have made the multigenerational family living under one roof a thing of the past, but aging parents often find at a certain
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Pedestrian dies after being struck on highway - Carroll County News
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Leslie Howard Imes, 74, of Long Lane, Mo., was struck while walking in the middle of US Hwy. 62 East near the ECHO Clinic early on the morning of Aug. 5 and later died of his injuries. According to a report filed by Eureka Springs police officer James
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Nunc dimittis, Three Piano Pieces, Piano Sonatas Nos 1-2 - Limelight Magazine
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It is hardly surprising that the Australian-born Leslie Howard has been typecast as a Liszt pianist: he recorded the Hungarian master's complete piano works on 99 CDs. It is therefore interesting to hear him in other music, even if it is not far
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Griego: At Denver hockey camp for low-income kids, miracle is a skate of mind - Denver Post
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Begin, then, with Leslie Howard. She's on the board of the Bridge Project, an after- and summer- school mentoring and academic program with centers at several Denver housing projects. Leslie is married to Gary Howard, who is a big name in the cable,
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Stepbrothers Bogart, Robards will introduce their famous parents' films at ... - El Paso Times
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Steve Bogart was named after his father's character, Harry "Steve" Morgan (sister Leslie Bogart was named for actor Leslie Howard). Bacall, who turns 87 on Sept. 16, only married twice. She married Jason Robards in 1961 and divorced him eight years
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10 P.M. (Sundance) WHITE NIGHT WEDDING (2008) This double bill from Baltasar Kormakur, the Icelandic director, writer and actor, is introduced with his adaptation of Chekov's ''Ivanov,'' in which a middle-aged professor (Hilmir Snaer Gudnason) prepares to marry a former student (Laufey Eliasdottir) half his age -- if he doesn't get cold feet. The
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Challenging course at Bromont International - Montreal Gazette
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American Leslie Howard took second on Utah, followed by Russian Liubov Kochetova on Royce and Calgary's Jonathan Asselin on Showgirl. They all posted faster times than Henselwood but they each knocked down a rail for four faults and the final placings
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Making magic in the backlot - Bay Area Reporter
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For Romeo and Juliet (1936), starring Shearer and Leslie Howard, openly gay director George Cukor recreated the palaces of Verona on a soundstage. For Shearer's Marie Antoinette (1938), a replica of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors was built
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A Senior Moment: Step by step, make the move - Enterprise-Record
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The last two Senior Moment columns have been about clearing clutter and getting prepared for a move into a smaller home, perhaps an apartment or independent living space. Considering the needs of your new simplified life and the uses
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'Gone,' baby, 'gone': Scarlett O'Hara turns 75, and Southerners are still swooning - Anniston Star
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Of the film's four stars – Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard – only de Havilland, 95, is still living, ironic because she is the only one of the four whose character, Melanie Hamilton, did not survive Mitchell's story,
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Theater review: Workshop serves up dark comedy of outlaws and dreamers - Marin Independent-Journal
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Robert E. Sherwood's play came first, but "Petrified Forest" is best known as the 1936 film with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and Humphrey Bogart. In the simple but improbable story, a penniless drifter named Alan Squire (Ken Bacon) wanders into the
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
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(39) >> Captured Leslie Howard. A prisoner discovers his best friend is his wife's lover. (1 hr.15 mins.) (100) Afterwards Romain Duris. Nathan hears that he is about to die. (2 hrs.) (102) A Cargo to Africa Pierre Lebeau
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Joan's World: Tracking down an unusual California license plate - San Jose Mercury News
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Last week a reader asked you a question regarding Humphrey Bogart and you mentioned he named his daughter after Leslie Howard. In growing up in Oakland, my father mentioned many times that Howard was his first cousin on his mother's side
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Leslie Howard
    FIFTIES
  • 1943
    Age 49
    Howard's Second World War activities included acting and filmmaking. He was active in anti-German propaganda and rumored to have been involved with British or Allied Intelligence, sparking conspiracy theories regarding his death in 1943 at the hands of the German Luftwaffe when the British airliner on which he was a passenger was shot down over the Bay of Biscay.
    More Details Hide Details Howard was born Leslie Howard Steiner to a British mother, Lilian (née Blumberg), and a Hungarian Jewish father, Ferdinand Steiner, in Forest Hill, London. Lilian had been brought up as a Christian, but she was of partial Jewish ancestry—her paternal grandfather Ludwig Blumberg, a Jewish merchant originally from East Prussia, had married into the English upper middle classes. Howard was educated at Alleyn's School, London. Like many others around the time of World War I, the family Anglicised its name in this case to "Stainer," although Howard's legal name remained Steiner as evidenced by his military records and the public notice of his name change in 1920. He worked as a bank clerk before enlisting at the outbreak of the Great War.
  • FORTIES
  • 1943
    Age 49
    Howard died in 1943 when flying to Bristol, UK, from Lisbon, Portugal, on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/BOAC Flight 777.
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  • 1942
    Age 48
    On two occasions, 15 November 1942, and 19 April 1943, the camouflaged airliner had been attacked by Messerschmitt Bf 110 fighters (a single aircraft and six Bf 110s, respectively) while en route; each time, the pilots escaped via evasive tactics. On 1 June 1943, "G-AGBB" again came under attack by a schwarm of eight V/KG40 Ju 88C6 maritime fighters.
    More Details Hide Details The DC-3's last radio message indicated it was being fired upon at longitude 09.37 West, latitude 46.54 North. According to German documents, the DC-3 was shot down at, some from Bordeaux, France, and northwest of A Coruña, Spain. Luftwaffe records indicate that the Ju 88 maritime fighters were operating beyond their normal patrol area to intercept and shoot down the aircraft. Bloody Biscay: The Story of the Luftwaffe's Only Long Range Maritime Fighter Unit, V Gruppe/Kampfgeschwader 40, and Its Adversaries 1942–1944 (Chris Goss, 2001) quotes First Oberleutnant Herbert Hintze, Staffel Führer of 14 Staffeln and based in Bordeaux, that his Staffel shot down the DC-3 because it was recognised as an enemy aircraft. Hintze further states that his pilots were angry that the Luftwaffe leaders had not informed them of a scheduled flight between Lisbon and the UK, and that had they known, they could easily have escorted the DC-3 to Bordeaux and captured it and all aboard. The German pilots photographed the wreckage floating in the Bay of Biscay, and after the war copies of these captured photographs were sent to Howard's family.
    Cunnington, in her early 30s, died in 1942 of pneumonia, just six months before Howard's death.
    More Details Hide Details Howard was distraught over her death. In his will, Howard had left her his Beverly Hills house. The Howard's family home in Britain was Stowe Maries, a 16th-century six-bedroom farmhouse on the edge of Westcott village near Dorking, Surrey. Howard's will revealed an estate of $251,000, or £62,761 (the equivalent of £ as of). An English Heritage blue plaque commemorating Howard was placed at 45 Farquhar Road, Upper Norwood, London in 2013.
  • 1941
    Age 47
    By January 1941 Howard had completed 27 broadcasts of Britain Speaks.
    More Details Hide Details Howard also appeared on a panel program for the BBC called The Brains Trust. Unfortunately, most of Howard's radio broadcasts have been lost but a few have survived for the enjoyment of audiences today.
  • 1940
    Age 46
    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.
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  • 1937
    Age 43
    Howard also appeared in Columbia Presents Shakespeare as Benedick in the play Much Ado About Nothing with Rosalind Russell in the summer of 1937.
    More Details Hide Details Howard produced two shows for Lux Radio Theatre: Lady for A Day, starring May Robson and Guy Kibbee, and The Life of Emile Zola, starring Paul Muni and Josephine Hutchinson. His last known radio appearance in the United States before returning to England to help with the war effort was the Radio Tribute to the King and Queen in which dozens of British stars performed skits while King George VI and Queen Elizabeth listened with President Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt from Hyde Park.
  • 1935
    Age 41
    Beginning in October 1935 and into the spring of 1936 Howard had his own show on CBS.
    More Details Hide Details It was a serial titled The Amateur Gentleman. The show eventually became Leslie Howard's Matinee with each week bringing a new adapted play popular at the time to radio listeners.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The show was so popular with audiences that for the first time in the show's history an encore was performed six weeks later on 27 June 1935. That show survives and can be heard on the Old Time Radio Library's website. At the end of 1936 Howard began appearing as a guest on Eddie Cantor's Texaco Town. It took six months and three appearances before he and Cantor finally delivered the punch line in the skit "Three Pairs of Rubbers." Howard's appearances were not limited to guest spots.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1916
    Age 22
    Howard married Ruth Evelyn Martin in March, 1916, and they had two children, Ronald "Winkie" and Leslie Ruth "Doodie."
    More Details Hide Details His son Ronald Howard (1918–1996) became an actor and portrayed the title character in the television series Sherlock Holmes (1954). Arthur, Howard's younger brother, was also an actor, primarily in British comedies. A sister, Irene, was a costume designer and later a casting director for MGM. Another sister, Doris (aka Dorice) Stainer, founded a small school, Hurst Lodge School, in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, in 1945 and remained its headmistress until the 1970s. Widely known as a ladies' man (he himself once said that he "didn't chase women but … couldn't always be bothered to run away"), Howard is reported to have had an affair with Tallulah Bankhead when they appeared on stage (in the UK) in Her Cardboard Lover (1927); Merle Oberon, while filming The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) and Conchita Montenegro, with whom he had appeared in the film Never the Twain Shall Meet (1931). There were also rumours of affairs with Norma Shearer and Myrna Loy (during filming of The Animal Kingdom).
    Howard began his professional acting career in regional tours of Peg O' My Heart and Charley's Aunt in 1916-1917 and on the London stage in 1917 but had his greatest theatrical success in the United States in the Broadway theatre, in such plays as Aren't We All? (1923), Outward Bound (1924), and The Green Hat (1925).
    More Details Hide Details He became an undisputed Broadway star in Her Cardboard Lover (1927). After his success as time traveller Peter Standish in Berkeley Square (1929), Howard launched his Hollywood career in the film version of Outward Bound, but didn't like the experience and vowed never to return to Hollywood. Howard would return, however, many times—later repeating the Standish role in the 1933 film version of Berkeley Square. The stage, however, continued to be an important part of his career. Howard frequently juggled acting, producing, and directing duties in the Broadway productions in which he starred. Howard was also a dramatist, and starred in the Broadway production of his play, Murray Hill (1927). He played Matt Denant in John Galsworthy's 1927 Broadway production Escape in which he first made his mark as a dramatic actor. His stage triumphs continued with The Animal Kingdom (1932) and The Petrified Forest (1935). He later repeated both roles in the film versions.
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1893
    Born
    Born on April 3, 1893.
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