Leslie Howard

1893 - 1943

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Leslie Howard Steiner (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English actor, director and producer. He also wrote many stories and articles for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair and was one of the biggest box-office draws and movie idols of the 1930s. Active in both Britain and Hollywood, Howard is probably best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leslie Howard has received more than 1,376,850 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Leslie Howard is the 458th most popular actor (up from 589th in 2019), the 628th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 807th in 2019) and the 71st most popular British Actor.

Leslie Howard is most famous for his portrayal of Ashley Wilkes in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind.

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Among actors, Leslie Howard ranks 458 out of 10,030Before him are Edward Norton, Pierre Brice, Pat Morita, Tim Curry, Lana Turner, and Halle Berry. After him are Maria Schell, Jürgen Prochnow, Tim Robbins, Stéphane Audran, Guy Williams, and Linda Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1893, Leslie Howard ranks 32Before him are Paramahansa Yogananda, Prajadhipok, Hans Fallada, Viktor Shklovsky, Palmiro Togliatti, and Fritz Perls. After him are Lillian Gish, Juana Bormann, Jomo Kenyatta, Lili Boulanger, Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma, and Raymond Loewy. Among people deceased in 1943, Leslie Howard ranks 25Before him are Luz Long, Alexandre Millerand, Max Wertheimer, Władysław Sikorski, Gustav Vigeland, and Maurice Denis. After him are Oskar Schlemmer, Lydia Litvyak, Etty Hillesum, Julius Fučík, Max Reinhardt, and Otto Jespersen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Leslie Howard ranks 628 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Cranmer (1489), A. A. Milne (1882), Thomas Malory (1405), Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784), Edgar Wallace (1875), and William Oughtred (1574). After him are Wilkie Collins (1824), Henry the Young King (1155), David Irving (1938), Jacqueline du Pré (1945), Martin Ryle (1918), and John Buchan (1875).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Leslie Howard ranks 71Before him are Joan Collins (1933), Boris Karloff (1887), Peter Finch (1916), Hugh Laurie (1959), Sean Bean (1959), and Tim Curry (1946). After him are Oliver Reed (1938), Robert Carlyle (1961), Emma, Lady Hamilton (1765), Jude Law (1972), Gerard Butler (1969), and Richard Griffiths (1947).

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