Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Robert Donat

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1958 of actor Robert Donat. There are short overviews at BritishPictures.com, TCM and The Guardian. He has a Facebook page. FilmReference.com opens with this:
Robert Donat was one of the martyrs of the acting profession, a potentially great actor hampered by ill-health, which he resolutely strove to overcome throughout his career.

I'll add links to my blog posts as I see more of his films:

The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
The 39 Steps (1935)
The Ghost Goes West (1935)
The Citadel (1938)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Perfect Strangers (or Vacation from Marriage) (1945)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)

The picture above is from his Facebook album.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Robert Donat was a superb actor, and my top favorite. Taken far to soon from us. Beautiful voice and gorgeous looks.