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Leslie Howard (Leslie Howard Steiner)

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Biography

Forest Hill, London, England, UK
Leslie Howard Stainer 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. In 1917, diagnosed as shell-shocked, he was invalided out and advised to take up acting as therapy. In a few years, his name was famous on the stages of London and New York. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dwight Winthrop

A Free Soul 1931

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Character: Berry Rhodes

Five and Ten 1931

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Character: Romeo - Son to Montague

Romeo and Juliet 1936

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Character: Atterbury Dodd

Stand-In 1937

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Character: Ashley - His Son

Gone with the Wind 1939

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Character: Philip Armstrong Scott

49th Parallel 1941

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Character: R. J. Mitchell

The First of the Few 1942

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Character: 'Observations of a Mere Man' spoken by / Narrator

The Gentle Sex 1943

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Character: Peter Standish

Berkeley Square 1933

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Character: Professor Horatio Smith

'Pimpernel' Smith 1941

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Directing

Character: R. J. Mitchell

The First of the Few 1942

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Character: 'Observations of a Mere Man' spoken by / Narrator

The Gentle Sex 1943

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Character: Professor Horatio Smith

'Pimpernel' Smith 1941

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