Leslie Howard, actor - "Ashley" in "Gone With The Wind." He & others died June 1, 1943, on a flight from Lisbon to London. Their aircraft was shot down by a German Junker over Bay of Biscay. Howard had been engaged in secret war work & the Germans believed Winston Churchill, who had been in Algiers, might also be on board.
NO HOWARD Genealogy connections. Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939)... Howard was born Leslie Howard Steiner to a British mother, Lilian (née Blumberg), and a Hungarian father, Ferdinand Steiner, in Forest Hill, London, UK.
Leslie Howard-- (born Leslie Howard Steiner, 1893-1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Probably best remembered for playing Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939), he also appeared in Berkeley Square (1933), Of Human Bondage (1934), The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934), The Petrified Forest (1936), Pygmalion (1938), Intermezzo (1939), "Pimpernel" Smith (1941) and The First of the Few (1942).
Portrait of Leslie Howard (1893-1943) by Reginald G.Eves (British 1876-1941)....English stage and film actor. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind and roles in Of Human Bondage & The Scarlet Pimpernel. He was active in anti-Nazi propaganda and reputedly involved with British or Allied Intelligence. He died in 1943 when the plane he was travelling in was shot down over the Bay of Biscay... always a man of great elegance on and off the screen...