Leo Genn

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Leo Genn
Leo Genn in The Miniver Story.JPG
Genn in The Miniver Story (1950)
Born
Leopold John Genn

(1905-08-09)9 August 1905
London, England
Died26 January 1978(1978-01-26) (aged 72)
London, England
Cause of deathHeart attack caused by pneumonia
EducationCity of London School
Alma materSt Catharine's College, Cambridge
OccupationActor & Barrister
Years active1935–1975
Spouse(s)
Marguerite van Praag (m. 1933)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
RankLieutenant Colonel
UnitRoyal Artillery
Battles/warsWorld War II

Leopold John "Leo" Genn (9 August 1905 – 26 January 1978) was an English actor and lawyer.[1] He played Petronius in the 1951 movie Quo Vadis. This role earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination.

References[change | change source]

  1. John Arthur Garraty; Mark Christopher Carnes (1999). American National Biography. Oxford University Press. p. 841. ISBN 978-0-19-512787-4.