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Trevor Howard

Actor Trevor Howard

Full Name: Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith
Profession: Actor

Nationality:
England
English

Why Famous: Howard first came into the limelight with 'Brief Encounter' (1945), in which he played Alec. Following this, Howard also starred in 'The Third Man' (1949)—and with this, he was assured as a fixture in television and film from then on. From there his career even took him outside the United Kingdom and to Hollywood, first as the villain in 'Run for the Sun' (1956).

Born: September 29, 1913
Birthplace: Cliftonville, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Died: January 7, 1988 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Influenza and bronchitis complicated by jaundice

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  • 1945-11-26 "Brief Encounter", based on Noël Coward's one-act play "Still Life", directed by David Lean and starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard is released

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