Richard Todd was as an officer in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in 1941, later transferred to the Parachute Regiment. As a Captain on 6 June 1944, he was among the first British officers to land in Normandy. His battalion were reinforcements that parachuted in after glider forces had landed and completed the main assault against Pegasus Bridge. He later met up with Major John Howard on Pegasus Bridge.
Behind the scenes of The Dam Busters: How crews created scale models of targets and flew real Lancasters to make classic war film
Behind the scenes of The Dam Busters: How crews created scale models of targets and flew real Lancasters to make classic war film. Wing Commander Guy Gibson, who assembled the legendary squadron, was played by Richard Todd
Richard Todd (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier. He joined British Army, receiving a commission in 1941, serving in King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry before joining Parachute Regiment & being assigned to 7th Parachute Battalion, British 6th Airborne Division. On 6 June 1944, as a captain, he participated in British Airborne Operation Tonga during D-Day landings.
Jenzo and Serpent Films from Twitter reckon Richard Todd is a true D-Day hero as, as well as playing a paratrooper in the film 'The Longest Day', he was also actually there at the capture of 'Pegasus' Bridge.
German-born American actress Marlene Dietrich (1901 - 1992) and Irish actor Richard Todd, stars of the film 'Stage Fright', directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5021 - Bad Young Man Makes Good - pub. 1950
Richard Todd - Todd OBE (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-born British stage and film actor and soldier... . Alfred Hitchcock used him in Stage Fright (1950), then he made a film in Hollywood for King Vidor, Lightning Strikes Twice (1951). Neither did particularly well at the box office. He appeared in three movies for the Disney Corporation, The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), The Sword and the Rose (1953) and Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (1953).