Wednesday, April 16, 2014
N for David Niven
BORN: March 1, 1910
DIED: July 29, 1983
AGED: 83 Yrs. from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
MARRIED: twice-1st wife died at friend's home. They were playing a game and the lights were off and she fell down a flight of stairs. she was only 28-poor thing and Mr. Niven was devastated.
AFFAIRS: Merle Oberon, Rita Hayworth, Ann Todd, Evelyn Keyes(who wasn't with her)
FAMOUS ROOMMATE: Errol Flynn
Witty and entertaining. Very likeable fellow, great story teller. He was the first british ex-pat star to enlist in WW 2 and was distinguished in the service. He wrote 2 great entertaining "autobiographies"-The Moon's a Balloon", and "Bring On The Empty Horses". The disease that eventually took his life robbed him from his ability to speak. Rich Little was used to dub him in his last movie.
OSCAR: Separate Tables
FILMS: Raffles, Wuthering Heights, Enchantment, Around The World in 80 Days, Guns of Navarone, The Pink Panther, Murder by Death