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David Niven

David NivenAKA James David Graham Niven

Born: 1-Mar-1909
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 29-Jul-1983
Location of death: Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland
Cause of death: Lou Gehrig's Disease
Remains: Buried, Chateau d'Oex Cemetery, Chateau d'Oex, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Pencil-moustachioed actor

Military service: Highland Light Infantry (two years); British Army (WWII, Rifle Brigade)

Some sources indicate Niven was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, but this is disinformation spread by the actor himself to enhance his romantic image. He was born at Belgrave Mansions in London.

Father: William Edward Graham Niven (British Army Lt., Berkshire Yeomanry, d. 21-Aug-1915 in Gallipoli)
Mother: Henrietta Julia de Gacher (d. Nov-1932, cancer)
Brother: Max
Sister: Joyce
Sister: Grizel
Wife: Primula Rollo (m. 16-Sep-1940, d. 21-May-1946, two children)
Wife: Hjordis Tersmeden (m. 14-Jan-1948, until his death, two daughters)
Girlfriend: Ann Todd (Dec-1932)

    High School: Stowe School
    University: Sandhurst Military Academy

    Endorsement of General Electric 1948
    Oscar for Best Actor 1959 for Separate Tables
    Golden Globe 1954 for The Moon Is Blue
    Golden Globe 1959 for Separate Tables
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 1625 Vine St. (television)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6384 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Tonsillectomy (May-1933)
    Endorsement of Ronson Lighters 1947
    Scottish Ancestry Paternal
    French Ancestry Maternal
    James Bond

    Curse of the Pink Panther (13-Aug-1983) · Sir Charles Litton
    Trail of the Pink Panther (17-Dec-1982) · Sir Charles Litton
    Better Late Than Never (1982)
    Sea Wolves: The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse (3-Jul-1980) · Col. W. H. Grice
    Rough Cut (19-Jun-1980)
    A Man Called Intrepid (7-May-1979)
    Escape to Athena (16-Feb-1979)
    A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979)
    Death on the Nile (30-Oct-1978) · Col. Race
    Candleshoe (16-Dec-1977)
    Murder by Death (23-Jun-1976) · Dick Charleston
    No Deposit, No Return (5-Feb-1976)
    Paper Tiger (12-Sep-1975)
    Old Dracula (1974)
    King, Queen, Knave (8-Jun-1972)
    The Statue (27-Jan-1971)
    Before Winter Comes (24-Mar-1969)
    The Brain (7-Mar-1969)
    The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
    Prudence and the Pill (23-May-1968)
    The Impossible Years (1968) · Jonathan Kingsley
    Eye of the Devil (6-Dec-1967)
    Casino Royale (13-Apr-1967) · Sir James Bond
    Where the Spies Are (26-Jan-1966) · Dr. Love
    Lady L (17-Dec-1965) · Dicky, Lord Lendale
    Bedtime Story (10-Jun-1964)
    The Pink Panther (19-Dec-1963) · Sir Charles Lytton
    55 Days at Peking (29-May-1963) · Sir Arthur Robertson
    Conquered City (5-Dec-1962)
    The Best of Enemies (1962)
    Guns of Darkness (1962)
    The Guns of Navarone (22-Jun-1961) · Miller
    Please Don't Eat the Daisies (31-Mar-1960) · Lawrence Mackay
    Happy Anniversary (10-Nov-1959)
    Ask Any Girl (21-May-1959) · Miles Doughton
    Separate Tables (18-Dec-1958)
    Bonjour Tristesse (17-Mar-1958) · Raymond
    My Man Godfrey (11-Oct-1957) · Godfrey Smith
    The Little Hut (3-May-1957) · Henry Brittingham-Brett
    Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (22-Feb-1957)
    Around the World in Eighty Days (17-Oct-1956) · Phileas Fogg
    The Birds and the Bees (22-Apr-1956)
    The King's Thief (5-Aug-1955) · Duke of Brampton
    Carrington V.C. (1955)
    Tonight's the Night (29-Jun-1954)
    The Love Lottery (Jan-1954)
    The Moon Is Blue (3-Jun-1953) · David Slater
    The Lady Says No (6-Jan-1952)
    Appointment with Venus (8-Oct-1951)
    Happy Go Lovely (25-Jul-1951) · B. G. Bruno
    Soldiers Three (29-Mar-1951) · Capt. Pindenny
    The Toast of New Orleans (24-Aug-1950) · Jacques Riboudeaux
    The Elusive Pimpernel (6-Feb-1950)
    A Kiss for Corliss (25-Nov-1949)
    A Kiss in the Dark (25-Mar-1949) · Eric Phillips
    Enchantment (25-Dec-1948)
    Bonnie Prince Charlie (26-Oct-1948)
    The Bishop's Wife (9-Dec-1947) · Henry Brougham
    The Other Love (14-May-1947) · Dr. Anthony Stanton
    The Perfect Marriage (24-Jan-1947)
    A Matter of Life and Death (1-Nov-1946) · Peter Carter
    Magnificent Doll (Nov-1946)
    The Way Ahead (6-Jun-1944) · Lt. Jim Perry
    The First of the Few (14-Sep-1942) · Geoffrey Crisp
    Raffles (29-Dec-1939)
    Eternally Yours (7-Oct-1939) · Tony
    The Real Glory (15-Sep-1939)
    Bachelor Mother (30-Jun-1939) · David Merlin
    Wuthering Heights (13-Apr-1939) · Edgar
    The Dawn Patrol (24-Dec-1938) · Scott
    Three Blind Mice (18-Jun-1938) · Steve Harrington
    Four Men and a Prayer (29-Apr-1938)
    Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (23-Mar-1938)
    Dinner at the Ritz (26-Nov-1937)
    The Prisoner of Zenda (2-Sep-1937) · Fritz von Tarlenheim
    Beloved Enemy (25-Dec-1936)
    The Charge of the Light Brigade (20-Oct-1936) · Capt. Randall
    Thank You, Jeeves! (4-Oct-1936) · Bertram Wooster
    Dodsworth (23-Sep-1936) · Capt. Lockert
    Rose-Marie (28-Jan-1936) · Teddy
    Splendor (22-Nov-1935)
    A Feather in Her Hat (25-Oct-1935) · Leo Cartwright

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