Leslie Howard


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Leslie Howard

Leslie Howard Death

Leslie passed away on June 1, 1943 at the age of 50 in At The Sea Over Bay Of Biscay. Leslie's cause of death was casualty of war.

Leslie Howard death quick facts:
  • When did Leslie Howard die?

    June 1, 1943
  • How did Leslie Howard die? What was the cause of death?

    Casualty of war
  • How old was Leslie Howard when died?

  • Where did Leslie Howard die? What was the location of death?

    At The Sea Over Bay Of Biscay

Leslie Howard Birthday and Date of Death

Leslie Howard was born on April 3, 1893 and died on June 1, 1943. Leslie was 50 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: April 3, 1893
Date of Death: June 1, 1943
Age at Death: 50

Is Leslie Howard's father, Ferdinand Steiner, dead or alive?

Ferdinand Steiner's information is not available now.

Is Leslie Howard's mother, Lilian Blumberg, dead or alive?

Lilian Blumberg's information is not available now.

Leslie Howard's sisters :

Leslie has 2 sisters:
  • Doris Stainer
  • Irene Howard

Leslie Howard's brothers :

Leslie has 2 brothers:
  • Leslie Howard's brother, Jimmy Howard, is still alive and kicking at the age of 40. He is American and has had a career as an ice hockey player.

  • Leslie Howard's brother, Arthur Howard, died on June 18, 1995 as he was 85 years old.

Leslie Howard's pets, dead or alive?

  • Whimsey (dog)
  • Jimmie (dog)
  • Demi-Tash (polo pony)
  • Snip (polo pony)
  • Betty (polo pony)

Leslie Howard - Biography

Leslie Howard was an English stage and film actor, director and producer. Howard also wrote many stories and articles for The New York Times, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. Howard was one of the biggest box-office draws and movie idols of the 1930s but is probably best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind.
Howard married Ruth Evelyn Martin (1895-1980) in March, 1916, and they had children Ronald "Winkie" and Leslie Ruth "Doodie." His son became an actor and played the title role in the television series Sherlock Holmes (1954). His younger brother Arthur was also an actor, primarily in British comedies. His sister Irene was a costume designer and a casting director for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. His sister Doris Stainer founded the Hurst Lodge School in Sunningdale, Berkshire in 1945 and remained its headmistress until the 1970s.

Howard fell in love with Violette Cunnington in 1938 while working on the film Pygmalion. She was secretary to Gabriel Pascal who was producing the film; she became Howard's secretary and lover, and they travelled to the United States and lived together while he was filming Gone with the Wind (1939) and Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939). His wife and daughter joined him in Hollywood before production ended on the two films, making his arrangement with Cunnington somewhat uncomfortable for everyone. He left the United States for the last time with his wife and daughter in August, 1939, and Cunnington soon followed. She appeared in "Pimpernel" Smith (1941) and The First of the Few (1942) in minor roles under the stage name of Suzanne Clair. She died of pneumonia in her early 30s in 1942, just six months before Howard's death. Howard left her his Beverly Hills house in his will.
Howard died in 1943 when flying to Bristol, UK, from Lisbon, Portugal, on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines/BOAC Flight 777. The aircraft, "G-AGBB" a Douglas DC-3, was shot down by Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 88C6 maritime fighter aircraft over the Bay of Biscay (in Cedeira, A Coruña). Howard was among the 17 fatalities, including four ex-KLM flight crew.