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David Niven Height, Weight, Age, Death, Net Worth, Children

David Niven Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11¼ in
Weight 77 kg
Date of Birth March 1, 1910
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Death  July 29, 1983

David Niven was a notable British actor, soldier, memoirist, and novelist whose film credits have included Separate Tables (1958), A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Around the World in 80 Days (1956), The Pink Panther (1963), Casino Royale (1967), Death on the Nile (1978), to name a few.

Born Name

James David Graham Niven

Nick Name

Niv

David Niven as seen in 1973
David Niven as seen in 1973 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Age

He was born on March 1, 1910.

Died

He passed away from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) on July 29, 1983, in Château-d’Œx, Switzerland at the age of 73 years.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

British

 

Occupation

Actor, Soldier, Memoirist, Novelist

Family

  • Father – William Edward Graham Niven
  • Mother – Henrietta/Henriette Julia (Degacher)
  • Siblings – Grizel Niven (Sister) (Sculptor), Max Niven (Older Brother), Joyce Niven (Sister)

Net Worth

At the time of his death, David’s net worth was $100 million according to  CelebrityNetWorth.com.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 11¼ in or 181 cm

Weight

77 kg or 170 lbs

During his final years, his weight dropped to 50 kg or 110 lbs.

Girlfriend / Spouse

David Niven had dated –

  1. Hedy Lamarr
  2. Doris Duke
  3. Simone Simon
  4. Audrey Totter
  5. Mae West
  6. Margot Fonteyn
  7. Ann Todd (1930)
  8. Merle Oberon (1930)
  9. Carole Lombard (1930)
  10. Barbara Hutton (1932)
  11. Wendy Barrie (1935)
  12. Virginia Bruce (1937)
  13. Norma Shearer (1939)
  14. Loretta Young (1939)
  15. Primula ‘Primmie’ Susan Rollo (1940-1946) – He tied the knot with Primula Rollo on September 16, 1940. Together, the couple welcomed 2 sons named David Niven Jr. (b. December 1942) and James Graham Niven (b. November 6, 1945). Sadly, Rollo died on May 21, 1946, after experiencing a fatal fall and fracturing her skull at the young age of 28 years.
  16. Evelyn Keyes (1948)
  17. Hjördis Genberg (1948-1983) – The actor wed Hjördis Genberg, a Swedish actress and model, in January 1948. They had raised 2 adopted daughters named Kristina Niven (adopted in 1960) and Fiona Niven (adopted in 1962) and had stayed married until Niven’s death in 1983.
  18. Peggy Maley (1951)
  19. Princess Margaret (1956-1957)
  20. Deborah Kerr (1957)
  21. Grace Kelly (1959) – RUMOR
David Niven as photographed with his wife Hjördis Genberg in 1959
David Niven as photographed with his wife Hjördis Genberg in 1959 (Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He was of English, Scottish, and French descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Charming public persona
  • Dry and sardonic English wit
  • Was always very well-dressed
  • He almost always sported a thin mustache and slick hair.

David Niven Favorite Things

  • FilmAround the World in 80 Days (1956)

SourceIMDb

(From l to r) Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, and David Niven seen laughing their hearts out in the 1950s
(From l to r) Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, and David Niven seen laughing their hearts out in the 1950s (Unknown / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

David Niven Facts

Featured Image by Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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