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David Niven
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David Niven Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age


: 01 March 1910


: Pisces


: 29 July 1983


: 73 years

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  • James David Graham Niven was an English actor and novelist
Born:01 March 1910 Comment
When did David Niven die? / Died29 July 1983
How many years did David Niven live? / Lived73 years
Zodiac sign:Pisces

 David Niven facts

  • His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton, ("the Phantom") in The Pink Panther
  • He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958)
  • Born in London, Niven attended Heatherdown Preparatory School and Stowe before gaining a place at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst
  • After Sandhurst, he joined the British Army and was gazetted a second lieutenant in the Highland Light Infantry
  • Having developed an interest in acting, he left the Highland Light Infantry, travelled to Hollywood, and had several minor roles in film
  • He first appeared as an extra in the British film There Goes the Bride (1932)
  • From there, he hired an agent and had several small parts in films from 1933 to 1935, including a non-speaking part in MGM's Mutiny on the Bounty
  • This brought him to wider attention within the film industry and he was spotted by Samuel Goldwyn
  • Upon the outbreak of the Second World War, Niven returned to Britain and rejoined the army, being recommissioned as a lieutenant
  • Niven resumed his acting career after his demobilisation, and was voted the second-most popular British actor in the 1945 Popularity Poll of British film stars

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