|Trevor Howard Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10¼ in|
|Date of Birth||September 29, 1913|
|Date of Death||January 7, 1988|
Trevor Howard was an English actor and stage artist who is known for his work in films such as Brief Encounter, Sons and Lovers, The Third Man, Battle of Britain, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ryan’s Daughter, Lola, Golden Salamander, The Charge of the Light Brigade, Superman, Gandhi, To Catch a Spy, So Well Remembered, They Made Me a Fugitive, The Heart of the Matter, Windwalker, The Clouded Yellow, Man in the Middle, The Poppy Is Also a Flower, and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith
He was born on September 29, 1913.
On January 7, 1988, Trevor Howard died due to hepatic failure and cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 74 in Arkley, London, England, United Kingdom.
St Peter’s Church, Arkley, London, England, United Kingdom
Cliftonville, Kent, England, United Kingdom
He resided in Arkley, London, England, United Kingdom.
Trevor Howard studied at Clifton College, a public school in the city of Bristol in South West England. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Actor, Stage Artist
- Father – Arthur John Howard-Smith (An insurance underwriter for Lloyd’s of London who served as a representative in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere)
- Mother – Mabel Grey (Wallace)
5 ft 10¼ in or 178.5 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Trevor Howard dated –
- Helen Cherry (1944-1988) – He got married to actor and stage artist Helen Cherry on September 8, 1944, and they remained married until his death in 1988.
- Anouk Aimée (1950-1951) – He started going out with French actor Anouk Aimée in the year 1950 but the duo parted ways the following year.
Race / Ethnicity
Trevor Howard was of English and Scottish descent.
Salt and Pepper
Rich gravelly voice
Trevor Howard Facts
- Owing to his father’s job, he spent the first 8 years of his life traveling across the globe.
- Trevor Howard started acting at a young age and was selected as the best actor in his class at the end of his first year in 1933 for his performance as Benedict in a school production of Much Ado About Nothing.
- He was still a student when he made his professional debut at the Gate Theatre in Revolt in a Reformatory (1934).
- He served in the military and maintained that he had a courageous wartime service in the British Army’s Royal Corps of Signals. This earned him respect from fellow actors and fans but in a 2001 biography of the actor by the journalist Terence Pettigrew, it was revealed through files held in the Public Record Office that Howard had actually been discharged from the British Army in 1943 due to mental instability and having a “psychopathic personality”.
- In contradiction to the post-war stories that he had won the Military Cross and high promotion, The London Gazette shows that Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith (247202) was actually commissioned into the South Staffordshire Regiment as a Second lieutenant effective October 3, 1942, but he had relinquished his commission on October 2, 1943, “on account of “ill-health”, still a Second Lieutenant.
- He brought to life the character of David Redfern in the adventure film Golden Salamander in 1950.
- Along with Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller, Mary Ure, and Heather Sears, Trevor Howard co-starred as Walter Morel in the 1960 period drama film Sons and Lovers. For this role, Trevor Howard was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” and Golden Globes Award for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama”.
- In a British government document leaked to the Sunday Times in 2003, it was revealed that Howard was one of the almost 300 people to decline an official honor of the United Kingdom. Reportedly, he declined to be made a CBE in 1982.
- In his will, he left a substantial legacy to Clifton College for a drama scholarship.
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