Robert Donat

Died aged c. 53

Friedrich Robert Donat (18 March 1905 – 9 June 1958) was an English actor. He is best remembered for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), winning for the latter the Academy Award for Best Actor. In his book, The Age of the Dream Palace, Jeffrey Richards wrote that Donat was "British cinema's one undisputed romantic leading man in the 1930s". "The image he projected was that of the romantic idealist, often with a dash of the gentleman adventurer." Donat suffered from chronic asthma, which affected his career and limited him to appearing in only 20 films.

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Robert Donat 1905-1958 actor lived here

8 Meadway, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Barnet, NW11, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Robert Donat 1905 - 1958 Academy Award-winning actor was born here 18th March 1905

42 Everett Road, Withington, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was born (1905)

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #079

Robert Donat and Kenneth More appeared in The 39 Steps filmed here [full inscription unknown]

North Queensferry, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they filmed

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #139

Liverpool Playhouse where Robert Donat, Rex Harrison and Michael Redgrave appeared [full inscription unknown]

Williamson Square, Liverpool, United Kingdom where they performed

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Repton School. Goodbye Mr Chips starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson filmed here 1939 [full inscription unknown]

Repton School, Repton, United Kingdom where they filmed