English movie stars died in 1969

Here are 3 famous actors from England died in 1969:

Lewis Casson

Lewis Casson (October 26, 1875 Birkenhead-May 16, 1969 London) also known as Lewis Thomas Casson, Sir Lewis Casson or Sir Lewis Thomas Casson MC was an English actor, theatre director and military officer. He had four children, Christopher Casson, John Casson, Mary Casson and Ann Casson.

Casson began his acting career in 1898 and quickly became a notable stage actor. He appeared in numerous productions with his wife, actress Sybil Thorndike, whom he married in 1908. Casson took on directing in 1911 with a production of The Importance of Being Earnest and continued to direct throughout his career.

During World War I, Casson served as an officer in the British Army and was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery. He continued to act during the war, often performing for troops.

Casson was knighted in 1945 for his contributions to the theatre. He continued to act and direct until his death in 1969 at the age of 93. Many of his notable performances were in the plays of William Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw.

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Eric Portman

Eric Portman (July 13, 1901 Akroydon-December 7, 1969 St Veep) a.k.a. Eric Harold Portman was an English actor.

He was born and raised in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, and began his acting career on the stage before transitioning to film in the 1930s. Portman appeared in over 80 films throughout his career, including "The 49th Parallel" (1941), "We Dive at Dawn" (1943), and "A Canterbury Tale" (1944). He was known for his ability to portray complex characters and often played villainous roles or anti-heroes. Portman was also a talented stage actor and performed in numerous plays, including a notable production of "King Lear" in 1949. He was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1958 for his contributions to British theatre and film. Portman's personal life was somewhat private, though he was known to have been married twice and to have had two children. He passed away in 1969 at the age of 68.

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Leslie Goodwins

Leslie Goodwins (September 17, 1899 London-January 8, 1969 Hollywood) also known as Les Goodwins or Les Goodwin was an English film director, screenwriter, television director and actor.

Goodwins began his career as an actor in silent films before transitioning to directing in the 1930s. He worked primarily in the comedy and musical genres, directing films such as "Buck Privates" (1941), "Road to Morocco" (1942), and "The Mummy's Curse" (1944). He also directed television shows in the 1950s and 1960s, including episodes of "Perry Mason" and "The Twilight Zone". Goodwins was known for his efficient and fast-paced directing style, earning him the nickname "One-Shot Goodwins".

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