Frederick Robert Donat (March 18, 1905 - June 9, 1958) was an British movie and theatre performer. He is known for his parts in Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Staps (1935) and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), for which he received the Oscar for Best Actress. Doñat was also a succesful playwright.
Withington, Manchester, was the birthplace of Donat, the eighth and youngest of Ernst Emil Donat, a construction engineering graduate of ethnic Germans from Prussia, and his late sister Rose Alice Green. His first performance was in 1921 at the tender of 16 with Henry Baynton's troupe at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Birmingham, as Lucius in Julius Caesar.
Donat's first big box-office hit came in his forth one. Donat contracted with MGM British in 1938 for 150,000 with the obligation to make six movies. 15 ] In The Citadel (1938) he starred Andrew Manson, a highly skilled Scotish physician, a part for which he was nominated for his first Oscar as best actor.
Well-known for his part as schoolmaster in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939). Abstract Brian McFarlane, an Aussie movie reviewer, writes: "It may be class-stressed and emotional, it stays extremely moving in its Oscar-winning play, and it introduces the donat of the post-war period. "His rivalen für den den Best Actor Award waren Clark Gable pour Gone with the Wind, Laurence Olivier pour Wuthering Heights, James Stewart pour M. Smith Goes to Washington et Mickey Rooney pour Babes in Arms.
And he was a great theater singer. He staged appearances in Shaw's The Devil's Disciple (1938) and Captain Shotover in a new production by Heartbreak House (1942). He began his work with Renée Asherson, later his second woman, in The Cure for Love (1945) by Walter Greenwood, one of his work.
He promoted two parts: he was not occupied in either of them. While he wanted to be the choir in Olivier's Henry V, the part went to Leslie Banks, and he hoped in desperation to be filled as Bill Sikes in David Lean's Oliver Twist (1948) against the guy, but Lean thought he was a bad guy and instead filled Robert Newton.
Donat's last part was the author Yang Cheng in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958). "A few month after his passing, Donat was named for his first Golden Globe and won a special award from the National Board of Review for his work. Doñat has a celebrity on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for movies at 6420 Hollywood Blvd.
There' s a blackboard in the middle of the 8th Meadway at Hampstead Garden Suburb. 31 ] Donat's second John Donat (1933-2004) was an architecture photographer, and the actresses Peter Donat and Richard Donat are his cousins. Orbit Variety, June 11, 1958. Skip up ^ "Notes on movies". Leap up ^ "Illness May Silence Donat's Golden Voice".
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