Robert Donat

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Robert Donat
GoodbyeMrChipsTrailer3.jpg
Donat from a trailer for Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Born
Friedrich Robert Donat

(1905-03-18)18 March 1905
Withington, England
Died9 June 1958(1958-06-09) (aged 53)
London, England
Cause of deathCerebral thrombosis caused by brain cancer
Resting placeEast Finchley Cemetery
OccupationActor
Years active1921–1958
Spouse(s)
Ella Annesley
(m. 1929; div. 1946)

Renée Asherson
(m. 1953; his death 1958)
Children3
RelativesPeter Donat and Richard Donat (nephews)

Friedrich Robert Donat (18 March 1905 – 9 June 1958) was an English actor.[1] He is best known for his roles in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1939.

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  1. Obituary Variety, 11 June 1958.

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