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Portrait of Leslie Howard (1893-1943) by Reginald G.Eves (British 1876-1941)....English stage and film actor. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind and roles in Of Human Bondage & The Scarlet Pimpernel. He was active in anti-Nazi propaganda and reputedly involved with British or Allied Intelligence. He died in 1943 when the plane he was travelling in was shot down over the Bay of Biscay... always a man of great elegance on and off the screen...

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Leslie HOWARD (1893-1943) * AFI Top Actor nominee. For a lot of his career played roles of an idealised, slightly old-fashioned type of civilised, genteel Englishness. In reality he could speak German before he learnt English and was brought up in Vienna. Notable Films: Gone With The Wind (1939); Of Human Bondage (1934); The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934); The Petrified Forest (1936); Romeo and Juliet (1936); Pygmalion (1938); Intermezzo: A Love Story (1939)

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Leslie Howard. Best known as playing "Ashley Wilkes" in Gone With The Wind. He died on June 1, 1943 at the age of 50. He was a pilot in the British airforce and was shot down during WWII.

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Lauren Bacall and daughter, Leslie Howard Bogart. She was named after Humphrey Bogart's old friend, Leslie Howard.

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Leslie Howard 1893-1943 (aged 50) Passenger on a plane shot down over the Bay of Biscay during WWII.

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Bette Davis Leslie Howard The Petrified Forest (1936) ~ Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart had played the same roles in the stage version. Warner Bros. wanted to put Howard in the film but replace Bogart with Edward G. Robinson. Howard insisted on Bogart, and Robinson was happy to step aside from yet another gangster role. Bogart would later name his second child with Lauren Bacall Leslie, in honor of Howard, the man who gave him his first big break. IMDB

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Leslie Howard. So much more than an actor. He enlisted in the British Army when World War I broke out. Since he was too old to serve in World War II, he worked full time in support of the war effort.

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