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Robert Donat

Robert Donat (March 18, 1905 - June 9, 1958) was an English actor, best remembered for his roles in The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939 film) (for which he won an Academy Award). Donat was born in Withington, Manchester, of Polish descent, but his success was largely due to typecasting as the quintessential English gentleman.

Donat made his first stage appearance in 1921 and his film debut in 1932 in The Private Life of Henry VIII (as Thomas Culpepper), under the renowned film director and producer Alexander Korda. However, he suffered from ill-health (asthma) which blighted his career, and his last role, as the Mandarin of Yang Cheng in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is memorable because it was apparent that he knew he was close to death. He died from a cerebral haemorrage in London aged 53.

Robert Donat was married to Ella Annesley Voysey (1929-1946) and to the British actress Renee Asherson (1953-1958).

Other films:

  • The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Winslow Boy (1948)- Sir Robert Morton

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Robert Donat was married to Ella Annesley Voysey (1929-1946) and to the British actress Renee Asherson (1953-1958). In 2000 he co-starred in the movie Thomas and the Magic Railroad. He died from a cerebral haemorrage in London aged 53. He has also directed movies Wanda Nevada and Idaho Transfer. However, he suffered from ill-health (asthma) which blighted his career, and his last role, as the Mandarin of Yang Cheng in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is memorable because it was apparent that he knew he was close to death. He has appeared in such movies as Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974), Race With The Devil and 92 In the Shade (both 1975) The Cannonball Run (1981),Najda (1997), and Ulee's Gold (1997), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Donat made his first stage appearance in 1921 and his film debut in 1932 in The Private Life of Henry VIII (as Thomas Culpepper), under the renowned film director and producer Alexander Korda. Fonda's career has not been particularly fruitful in the ensuing years.

Donat was born in Withington, Manchester, of Polish descent, but his success was largely due to typecasting as the quintessential English gentleman. He co-wrote the film with Dennis Hopper and Terry Southern, and the trio was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Material Not Previously Published or Produced. Chips (1939 film) (for which he won an Academy Award). It was in 1969 that Fonda made the cult movie for which he is still known, Easy Rider. Robert Donat (March 18, 1905 - June 9, 1958) was an English actor, best remembered for his roles in The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. This experience shows in Fonda's 1967 film The Trip, which is about taking LSD. The Winslow Boy (1948)- Sir Robert Morton. John Lennon wrote the song "She Said She Said" about Fonda, who told him "I know what it's like to be dead" following an LSD trip.

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo. It was at this point that he began to experiment with hallucinogenic drugs. His first serious role was in the 1966 motorcycle film The Wild Angels (nowadays perhaps best known for its dialogue sampled by the Primal Scream recording Loaded). Instead, he appeared in such teen fare as Tammy and the Bachelor. Kennedy in PT 109, but didn't get the role.

Fonda tried out for the part of the young John F. Soon he was back in New York, then went to Hollywood to make movies. He attended the University of Omaha and joined the Omaha Community Playhouse, where many famous actors (including his father and Marlon Brando) got their starts. Peter Fonda studied acting in Omaha, Nebraska, his father's home town.

His mother, Frances Ford Seymour, committed suicide in 1950 when Peter was 11 years old. Born in New York City, he is the son of actor Henry Fonda, the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the father of actress Bridget Fonda. Peter Henry Fonda (born February 23, 1939) is an American actor.

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