English actors who died due to Heart failure

Here are 8 famous actors from England died in Heart failure:

Frankie Howerd

Frankie Howerd (March 6, 1917 York-April 19, 1992 Fulham) a.k.a. Francis Alick Howard, Ronnie Ordex, Frankie Howerd O.B.E., Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd OBE or Frankie Howard was an English actor, screenwriter and comedian.

He rose to fame in the 1950s and 1960s for his comedic roles in radio, television and film. He was known for his unique style of delivery, which included exaggerated gestures, stammers, and double entendres. Howerd's most popular shows include "Up Pompeii!," "The Frankie Howerd Show," and "Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me." He was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 1977 for his services to entertainment. Howerd continued to perform until his death in 1992 from heart failure. He was known and loved for his contributions to British comedy and remains a highly regarded figure in the entertainment industry.

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Donald Pleasence

Donald Pleasence (October 5, 1919 Worksop-February 2, 1995 Saint Paul de Vence) also known as Donald Henry Pleasence, Donald Pleasance, Don Pleasence, Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE or Donald Plesance was an English actor, soldier and voice actor. He had five children, Angela Pleasence, Miranda Pleasence, Lucy Pleasance, Polly Jo Pleasence and Jean Pleasence.

Pleasence began his career on stage and later made his film debut in the 1954 film "The Beachcomber". He appeared in numerous films throughout his career, including "The Great Escape", "You Only Live Twice", and "Halloween". He also had a successful career on television, appearing in shows such as "The Twilight Zone", "The Outer Limits", and "Columbo".

Aside from his acting work, Pleasence was also a Royal Air Force pilot and flew over 60 missions during World War II. In 1994, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to the film industry.

Pleasence continued to act until his death in 1995 at the age of 75 from complications after heart surgery. He is remembered as one of Britain's most talented and versatile actors.

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Dennis Price

Dennis Price (June 23, 1915 Twyford-October 6, 1973 Guernsey) a.k.a. Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price, Price, Denis Price, Dennis or Mr. Dennis Price was an English actor. His children are called Tessa Price and Susan Price.

Price began his acting career in the 1930s and became a leading man in British films during the 1940s and 1950s. He is perhaps best known for his role as the charming and scheming Louis Mazzini in the classic black comedy film "Kind Hearts and Coronets" (1949).

Throughout his career, Price appeared in numerous films, including "Dead of Night" (1945), "The Magic Box" (1951), and "Tunes of Glory" (1960). He also had a successful stage career, appearing in productions of plays such as "The Importance of Being Earnest" and "The Rivals".

Price was known for his distinctive voice and elegant demeanor, and was often cast in roles that required wit and sophistication. Later in his career, he also appeared on television, including a recurring role on the series "The World of Wooster".

Despite his success as an actor, Price struggled with personal issues throughout his life, including financial difficulties and problems with alcohol. He passed away in 1973 at the age of 58.

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Maurice Evans

Maurice Evans (June 3, 1901 Dorchester, Dorset-March 12, 1989 Rottingdean) also known as Maurice Herbert Evans was an English actor, screenwriter and television producer.

He began his acting career on stage in England, eventually moving to the United States where he became a naturalized citizen in 1941. Evans is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Shakespearean characters such as Hamlet, Macbeth, and Richard II. He won a Tony Award for his performance in "The Teahouse of the August Moon" in 1954, and also appeared in films such as "Planet of the Apes" and "Rosemary's Baby". In addition to his acting work, Evans also wrote several books on Shakespearean performance and produced and directed various television programs. He was married three times and had two children.

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Leslie Dwyer

Leslie Dwyer (August 28, 1906 Catford-December 26, 1986 Truro) a.k.a. Leslie Gilbert Dwyer or Leslie Gilbert Dyer was an English actor and comedian.

He began his career as a comedian in music halls and variety shows before moving to acting in film and television. Dwyer appeared in over 50 British films including "He Snoops to Conquer" (1944) and "The Belles of St. Trinian's" (1954). He also played the role of Mr. Partridge in the popular British sitcom "Hi-de-Hi!" from 1980 to 1984. Dwyer was known for his ability to portray a wide range of characters, from comedic to serious roles. Despite having a successful acting career, he remained humble and gracious towards his fans until his passing.

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William Hartnell

William Hartnell (January 8, 1908 St Pancras, London-April 23, 1975 Marden) also known as William Henry Hartnell, Billy Hartnell, Bill Hartnell, Bill or Billy was an English actor. He had one child, Heather Anne Hartnell.

Hartnell is most remembered for his portrayal of the original Doctor in the BBC television series Doctor Who, from 1963 to 1966. His performance as the Doctor was highly praised, and he helped establish the character's distinct personality and mannerisms. Prior to his role in Doctor Who, Hartnell had a successful career on stage and screen, appearing in numerous films and television shows. He also had a reputation for playing authoritarian figures and was often cast as military officers or police sergeants. Hartnell retired from acting in 1972 due to failing health, and he passed away three years later from heart failure. His contribution to the long-running Doctor Who franchise is still celebrated by fans today.

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Jule Styne

Jule Styne (December 31, 1905 London-September 20, 1994 New York City) a.k.a. Jules Styne, Julius Kerwin Styne, Julie, Julius Kerwin Stein or Julie Styne was an English songwriter, film score composer, television producer, actor and writer.

He is best known for his work in musical theater, with some of his most famous compositions including "Gypsy", "Funny Girl", and "Bells Are Ringing". Styne began his career in the 1920s, playing piano in Chicago nightclubs. He eventually moved to New York and became a staff arranger for music publisher Jack Robbins. In the 1940s, he began collaborating with lyricist Sammy Cahn, and together they wrote a number of popular songs, including "I've Heard That Song Before" and "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" Styne was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972, and his legacy continues to be celebrated in musical theaters all over the world.

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Dave Atkins

Dave Atkins (October 11, 1940 Plymouth-April 23, 2008 Watford) also known as David Atkins or Dave Aktins was an English actor.

Atkins began his acting career in the early 1960s and starred in various British television dramas such as "Z Cars" and "The Bill". He was also a regular guest star on popular shows like "Coronation Street" and "Doctor Who". In 1983, Atkins played the role of Richard Hillman on "Brookside", a character that became notorious for his evil deeds.

As well as television, Atkins had a successful career in theatre, primarily in regional productions across England. He also appeared in a movie, "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover" (1989), directed by Peter Greenaway.

Atkins was married to the actress and presenter Pauline Yates and had two children. He passed away at the age of 67 due to cancer.

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