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English actor and novelist

David Niven is ...

Dead
Born 1 Mar 1910 in London
Died 29 Jul 1983 in Château-d'Œx
Age73 years, 4 months
Causeamyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Correction?
David Niven
David Niven
David Niven taken in London

About David Niven

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an English actor, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton ("the Phantom") in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958). Born in London, Niven attended Heatherdown Preparatory School and Stowe before gaining a place at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. After Sandhurst, he joined the British Army and was gazetted a second lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry. Having developed an interest in acting, he left the army, travelled to Hollywood and had several minor roles in film. He first appeared as an extra in the British film There Goes the Bride (1932). From there, he hired an agent and had several small parts in films from 1933 to 1935, including a non-speaking role in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Mutiny on the Bounty. This brought him to wider attention within the film industry and he was spotted by Samuel Goldwyn. Upon the outbreak of the Second World War, Niven returned to Britain and rejoined the army, being recommissioned as a lieutenant. Niven resumed his acting career after his demobilisation, and was voted the second-most popular British actor in the 1945 Popularity Poll of British film stars. He appeared in A Matter of Life and Death (1946), The Bishop's Wife (1947), and Enchantment (1948), all of which received critical acclaim. Niven later appeared in The Elusive Pimpernel (1950), The Toast of New Orleans (1950), Happy Go Lovely (1951), Happy Ever After (1954) and Carrington V.C. (1955) before scoring a big success as Phileas Fogg in Michael Todd's production of Around the World in 80 Days (1956). Niven appeared in nearly a hundred films, and many shows for television. He also began writing books, with considerable commercial success. In 1982 he appeared in Blake Edwards' final "Pink Panther" films Trail of the Pink Panther and Curse of the Pink Panther, reprising his role as Sir Charles Lytton.

Films

David Niven has worked on the following films:

A Matter of Life and Death
1946 film by Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
1946
The Dawn Patrol
1938 film by Edmund Goulding
1938
The First of the Few
1942 film by Leslie Howard
1942
The Guns of Navarone
1961 Anglo-American war film
1961
Death on the Nile
1978 film by John Guillermin
1978
The Pink Panther
1963 film by Blake Edwards
1963
Curse of the Pink Panther
1983 film by Blake Edwards
1983
55 Days at Peking
1963 historical epic film
1963
The Prisoner of Zenda
1937 film by John Cromwell
1937
The Charge of the Light Brigade
1936 film by Michael Curtiz
1936
Trail of the Pink Panther
1982 film by Blake Edwards
1982
The Sea Wolves
1980 film by Andrew V. McLaglen
1980
Cleopatra
1934 film by Cecil B. DeMille
1934
The Moon Is Blue
1953 film by Otto Preminger
1953
The Road to Hong Kong
1962 film by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
1962
Soldiers Three
1951 film by Tay Garnett
1951
The Bishop's Wife
1947 film directed by Henry Koster
1947
Murder by Death
1976 film by Robert Moore
1976
Dodsworth
1936 film by William Wyler
1936
Eye of the Devil
1966 film by J. Lee Thompson
1966
Bonnie Prince Charlie
1948
The Statue
1971 film by Rod Amateau
1971
Barbary Coast
1935 film by Howard Hawks
1935
Escape to Athena
1979 film by George P. Cosmatos
1979
The Way Ahead
1944 film by Carol Reed
1944
Separate Tables
1958 film by Delbert Mann
1958
The Real Glory
1939
Rose Marie
1936 film by W. S. Van Dyke
1936
The Shortest Day
Italian comedy film
1963
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
1960 film by Charles Walters
1960
Carrington V.C.
1955 film by Anthony Asquith
1955
The Elusive Pimpernel
1950 film
1950
Bachelor Mother
1939 film by Garson Kanin
1939
Bedtime Story
1964 film by Ralph Levy
1964
Appointment with Venus
1951 film by Ralph Thomas
1951
Bonjour tristesse
1958 American film by Otto Preminger
1958
Prudence and the Pill
1968 film by Ronald Neame, Fielder Cook
1968
Candleshoe
1977 live action family film
1977
Thank You, Jeeves!
1936 film by Arthur Greville Collins
1936
The Toast of New Orleans
1950 film by Norman Taurog
1950
Eternally Yours
1939 film by Tay Garnett
1939
The Brain
1969 film by Gérard Oury
1969
The Birds and the Bees
1956 film by Norman Taurog
1956
No Deposit, No Return
1976 film by Norman Tokar
1976
The Little Hut
1957 film by Mark Robson
1957
The King's Thief
1955 adventure film by Robert Z. Leonard
1955
Enchantment
1948 romantic film
1948
Happy Go Lovely
1951 film by H. Bruce Humberstone
1951
The Love Lottery
1953 film directed by Charles Crichton
1954
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
1938 film by Ernst Lubitsch
1938
Where the Spies Are
1965 film by Val Guest
1965
Happy Ever After
1954 film by Mario Zampi
1954
The Best of Enemies
1961 film by Guy Hamilton
1961
Lady L
1965 film by Peter Ustinov
1965
Man's Fate
1970 film by Fred Zinnemann
1970
Happy Anniversary
1959 film by David Miller
1959
Raffles
1939 film by Sam Wood
1939
Three Blind Mice
1938 film by William A. Seiter
1938
Vampira
1974 comedy/horror film spoofing the vampire genre
1974
Ask Any Girl
1959 film by Charles Walters
1959
My Man Godfrey
1957 film by Henry Koster
1957
Four Men and a Prayer
1938 film by John Ford
1938
The Other Love
1947 film by André de Toth
1947
Rough Cut
1980 film by Don Siegel
1980
The Silken Affair
1956 film by Roy Kellino
1956
A Kiss in the Dark
1949 film by Delmer Daves
1949
Dinner at the Ritz
1937 film by Harold D. Schuster
1937
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
1979 film by Ralph Thomas
1979
The Extraordinary Seaman
1969 film by John Frankenheimer
1969
Oh, Men! Oh, Women!
1957 film by Nunnally Johnson
1957
Better Late Than Never
1982 film by Bryan Forbes
1982
Conquered City
1962 film by Joseph Anthony
1962
Beloved Enemy
1936 American drama film
1936
Before Winter Comes
1969 film by J. Lee Thompson
1969
King, Queen, Knave
1972 film by Jerzy Skolimowski
1972
Paper Tiger
1975 film by Ken Annakin
1975
Guns of Darkness
1962 film by Anthony Asquith
1962
Eyes of Fate
1933 film by Ivar Campbell
1933
Magnificent Doll
1946 film by Frank Borzage
1946
Splendor
1935 film by Elliott Nugent
1935