David Niven Biography

Birthday: 1910-03-01
Place of Birth: London, England
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the army (Rifle Brigade). He did, however, consent to play in two films during the war, both of strong propaganda value--Spitfire (1942) and The Way Ahead (1944). In spite of six years' virtual absence from the screen, he came in second in the 1945 Popularity Poll of British film stars. On his return to Hollywood after the war he was made a Legionnaire of the Order of Merit (the highest American order that can be earned by an alien). This was presented to Lt. Col. David Niven by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Inside U.S.A. with Chevrolet 1949 Music
Hollywood Opening Night 1951 Drama
Four Star Playhouse 1952 Comedy
Alcoa Theatre 1957 Drama
David Niven Show 1959 Drama
Please Don't Eat the Daisies Laurence Mackay 1960 Comedy
The Pink Panther Sir Charles Lytton 1963 Comedy
The Rogues Alec Fleming / ... 1964 - 1965
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Thank You, Jeeves! Bertie Wooster 1936
The Charge of the Light Brigade 1936 0, Romance
Dodsworth Capt. Clyde Lockert 1936 Drama, Romance
The Prisoner of Zenda Captain Fritz von Tarlenheim 1937 Adventure, Drama, Romance
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Albert De Regnier 1938
The Dawn Patrol 1938 0, 0
Bachelor Mother 1939 0
Eternally Yours 1940 Comedy, Drama
The Way Ahead 1945 Drama
The Bishop's Wife Henry Brougham 1947 0, Biography, 0
Enchantment 1948 Biography
The Elusive Pimpernel Scarlet Pimpernel/Sir Percy Blakeney 1950
The Toast of New Orleans Jacques Riboudeaux 1950 Musical
Appointment with Venus Maj. Valentine Morland 1951
Happy Go Lovely 1951 Comedy, Musical, Romance
The Moon Is Blue 1953 Comedy, Romance
Around the World in Eighty Days Phileas Fogg 1956
The Little Hut Henry Brittingham-Brett 1957
Separate Tables Major Angus Pollock 1958
Bonjour Tristesse 1958
Ask Any Girl 1959
Please Don't Eat the Daisies Larry Mackay 1960 0, 0
The Guns of Navarone Miller 1961 0, 0
55 Days at Peking 1963 Drama, History
Bedtime Story Lawrence Jameson 1964 Comedy
Eye of the Devil 1967
Prudence and the Pill 1968 Comedy, Romance
The Impossible Years 1968 Comedy, Drama
Paper Tiger 1975 Adventure, Drama
No Deposit, No Return 1976 Family, Comedy
Murder by Death Dick Charleston 1976 Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Candleshoe 1977 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Death on the Nile Colonel Race 1978 Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 1979
Escape to Athena Professor Blake 1979 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Sea Wolves 1980 Romance, 0
Trail of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1982 Comedy, 0
Curse of the Pink Panther Sir Charles Litton 1983 Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Wuthering Heights Edgar Linton 2003
The Pink Panther Sir Charles Lytton 2006 0, 0, Comedy, Game Show