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|Credit||Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film) trailer|
Robert Donat is ...
|Born||18 March 1905 in Withington|
|Died||9 June 1958 in London|
|Age||53 years, 3 months|
|Sex or gender||male|
|Country of citizenship||United Kingdom|
|Occupation||actor, film actor, character actor and stage actor|
|Nominated for||Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Actor and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Actor|
About Robert Donat
Robert Donat was a British actor who made a name for himself in the film industry during the 1930s and 1940s. Born on March 18, 1905, in Withington, Manchester, Donat grew up in a family of modest means. Despite this, he was able to attend school and eventually pursue a career in acting.
Donat's first major role came in 1933 when he starred in the film "The Private Life of Henry VIII." This performance earned him critical acclaim and established him as a leading man in the industry. He went on to star in a number of successful films, including "The 39 Steps" (1935), "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939), and "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness" (1958).
Throughout his career, Donat was known for his versatility as an actor. He was equally adept at playing comedic and dramatic roles, and his performances were always nuanced and subtle. He was also known for his professionalism and dedication to his craft.
Despite his success, Donat was plagued by health problems throughout his life. He suffered from chronic asthma and was often forced to take time off from work to recover. In 1958, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery to remove it. Although the surgery was successful, Donat's health continued to decline, and he died on June 9, 1958, at the age of 53.
Donat's legacy as an actor lives on today. He is remembered for his talent, his professionalism, and his dedication to his craft. His performances continue to inspire and entertain audiences around the world.
- "Robert Donat." IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm0232426/.
- "Robert Donat." Britannica, Britannica.com, www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Donat.
He died on 9 June 1958 aged 53 in London. His biographer Kenneth Barrow writes on the cause of his death: "Perhaps the asthma had weakened him but, in fact, it was discovered he had a brain tumour the size of a duck egg and cerebral thrombosis was certified as the primary cause of death."
Films - which cast members have died?
Robert Donat has been a part of these films.
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The 39 Steps
1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1939 film by Victor Saville, Sam Wood, Eric Maschwitz, R. C. Sherriff
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
1958 film by Parth
The Adventures of Tartu
1943 film by Harold S. Bucquet
The Private Life of Henry VIII
1933 film by Alexander Korda
The Magic Box
1951 British drama film
The Winslow Boy
1948 film by Anthony Asquith
1938 film directed by King Vidor and starring Robert Donat and Rosalind Russell
1945 British drama film
The Young Mr Pitt
1942 film by Carol Reed
Knight Without Armour
1937 film by Jacques Feyder
The Ghost Goes West
1935 film by René Clair
Lease of Life
1954 film by Charles Frend
The Cure for Love
1950 film by Robert Donat
That Night in London
1932 film by Rowland V. Lee
1933 British comedy film
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