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). The couple has 4 children. He died from a cerebral haemorrage in London aged 53. In 1982, he married María Victoria Lorido. 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 is a very private person. 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. Garcia is proud of his Cuban heritage, which is present in his life.

Donat was born in Withington, Manchester, of Polish descent, but his success was largely due to typecasting as the quintessential English gentleman. He has therefore gained the respect and admiration of directors, producers and colleagues, and the sympathy of the audiences. Chips (1939 film) (for which he won an Academy Award). He is, however, a man of principles and chooses his roles according to them, more than for money reasons. 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. He has appeared also in several TV films. The Winslow Boy (1948)- Sir Robert Morton. In the following years, Garcia has played in all kind of films, in which he has always left the imprint of his talent.

The Count of Monte Cristo (1934) - Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo. The role thus went to Garcia, who earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance and became an internationally acclaimed star. Garcia was not only one of the few actors capable of carrying the part, but he also bore an uncanny resemblance to Robert De Niro, who played his father. The character of the son of "Sonny Corleone" was an exceptional part, which many actors wanted. In 1989, Francis Ford Coppola was casting The Godfather Part III.

Director Brian de Palma liked his performance in the 1986 movie 8 Million Ways to Die and engaged him the following year for The Untouchables, which made Garcia a popular Hollywood actor. His chance arouse when he was offered a role in the first episode of the popular TV series Hill Street Blues, as a gang member. He started to perform in very short roles, and worked as waiter and in a warehouse when he had no job in the film industry. Garcia began acting at Florida International University, but went soon after to Hollywood.

During his last year in high school, however, he became seriously ill, which made him decide on acting as a future career. García went to high school in Miami, where he played in the basketball team. Over a period of several years, however, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. When Garcia was 5, the invasion of Cuba by anti-Castro forces failed, and the family had to move to Miami, Florida, where they did various types of work in order to survive.

The twin was successfully removed. He was born a Siamese twin; his twin was only partially formed, as a tennis ball-sized growth on his shoulder. He was born Andrés Arturo García in Havana, Cuba, into a well-to-do family. Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is an American actor.

South Beach Magazine Movie Reviews (http://www.southbeach-usa.com/columns/movies/movies1/lost-city-garcia.htm) Article on Andy Garcia's movie "The Lost City" with photos. Andy Garcia (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000412/) at the Internet Movie Database. Guaguasi (1979). A Night in Heaven (1983).

Blue Skies Again (1983). The Mean Season (1985). 8 Million Ways to Die (1986). The Untouchables (1987).

Stand and Deliver (1988). American Roulette (1988). Black Rain (1989). Internal Affairs (1990).

A Show of Force (1990). The Godfather Part III (1990). Dead Again (1991). Hero (1992).

Jennifer Eight (1992). The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992). When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995).

Steal Big, Steal Little (1995). Night Falls on Manhattan (1997). The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997). Hoodlum (1997).

Desperate Measures (1998). Just the Ticket (1999). Lakeboat (2001). The Unsaid (2001).

The Man from Elysian Fields (2001). Ocean's Eleven (2001). Confidence (2003). Just Like Mona (2003).

Ocean's Twelve (2004).

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