Alec Guinness

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Alec Guinness

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Guinness in 1973 by Allan Warren
Alec Guinness de Cuffe

(1914-04-02)2 April 1914
Died5 August 2000(2000-08-05) (aged 86)
King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, West Sussex, England
Burial placePetersfield Cemetery, Hampshire
On stage and screen
Merula Salaman (m. 1938)
ChildrenMatthew Guinness
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1941–1943
Battles/warsWorld War II

Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE (2 April 1914 - 5 August 2000) was an Academy Award winning English actor. He was born in London. He is well known for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a "Jedi master", in the Star Wars movie series (Episodes IV, V, and VI), a role that he was embarrassed with. He won an Academy Award for "Best Actor in a Leading Role". He got this award for acting in the movie The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957). Guinness also received a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for that movie. He has also received a Tony Award. In 1989 he received a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, a lifetime achievement award. Guinness died from liver cancer in Midhurst, West Sussex, in 2000.

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