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Leslie Howard

1893 - 1943

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Leslie Howard Steiner (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English actor, director, producer and writer. He 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 played 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 1,959,004 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Leslie Howard is the 451st most popular actor (up from 458th in 2019), the 595th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 627th in 2019) and the 69th 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 451 out of 9,996Before him are Stéphane Audran, Danielle Darrieux, Juliette Binoche, Alan Arkin, Bill Bixby, and Dirk Bogarde. After him are Jason Robards, John Lithgow, Hanna Schygulla, Michèle Mercier, James Woods, and Linda Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1893, Leslie Howard ranks 31Before him are Harold Urey, Omar Bradley, Chaim Soutine, Fritz Perls, Juana Bormann, and Lillian Gish. After him are Mae West, Jomo Kenyatta, Prajadhipok, Hans Fallada, Viktor Shklovsky, and Edward G. Robinson. Among people deceased in 1943, Leslie Howard ranks 24Before him are Max Wertheimer, Władysław Sikorski, Chaim Soutine, Alexandre Yersin, Jean Moulin, and Julius Fučík. After him are Luz Long, Lydia Litvyak, Maurice Denis, Viktor Lutze, Infanta Maria Josepha of Portugal, and Otto Jespersen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Leslie Howard ranks 595 out of 7,765Before him are Ian Stewart (1938), John Harvard (1607), Aubrey Beardsley (1872), Peter Greenaway (1942), Philippa of Lancaster (1360), and Dirk Bogarde (1921). After him are Ramsay MacDonald (1866), Pope Adrian IV (1100), Malcolm Young (1953), Ann Radcliffe (1764), John Franklin (1786), and John Davis (1550).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Leslie Howard ranks 69Before him are Jean Simmons (1929), Christian Bale (1974), Gerard Butler (1969), Catherine Zeta-Jones (1969), Sean Bean (1959), and Dirk Bogarde (1921). After him are Tom Hardy (1977), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Jonathan Pryce (1947), Tilda Swinton (1960), Bill Nighy (1949), and Julie Walters (1950).

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