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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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