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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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