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Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard


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Five and Ten ... Best known as a comedienne. Marion Davies demonstrates her dramatic skills in a... more info $16.95was $19.99 Buy Now

“Pimpernel”... Inspired by Baroness Emmuska Orczy's The Scarlet Pimpernel, Pimpernel Smith... more info $17.95was $24.95 Buy Now

The Petrified... A rundown diner bakes in the Arizona heat. Inside, fugitive killer Duke Mantee... more info $15.95was $19.98 Buy Now

British Agent ... Michael Curtiz directs Kay Francis and Leslie Howard in this tale of romance and... more info $13.46was $17.99 Buy Now

Smilin'... Two generations of tragic love make Smilin' Through one of the screen's great... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

It's Love Im... A squabbling stage couple gets mixed up with an amorous fan and her jealous... more info $12.95was $19.99 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died: June 1, 1943
Born: April 3, 1893 Cause of Death: airplane shot down by Nazis during WW II
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...


"I haven't the slightest intentions of playing another weak, watery character. I've played enough ineffectual characters already." --Leslie Howard to "Gone With the Wind" producer David O Sleznick before accepting the part of Ashley Wilkes, the role that immortalized him.

"Leslie Howard was a darling flirt. He'd be caressing your eyes and have his hand on someone else's leg at the same time. He was adorable." --actress Joan Blondell.

"The stage is the actor's medium. The actor controls there. But films, why they're the director's and the cutter's . . . the actor is merely incidental". --Leslie Howard, quoted in Films of the Golden Age, Winter 1999/2000.

"The movie studios are sweat shops killing the best in actors." --quote attributed to Leslie Howard.

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