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Leslie Banks
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Actor
    (June 9, 1890-April 21, 1952)
    Born in Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
    Appeared in the films ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ (1932), ‘The Man Who Knew Too Much’ (1934), ‘Sanders of the River’ (1935), ‘Fire Over England’ (1937), ‘The Arsenal Stadium Mystery’ (1939), ‘Busman’s Honeymoon’ (1940), ‘Cottage to Let’ (1941), ‘Went the Day Well?’ (1942), ‘Henry V’ (1944), ‘The Small Back Room’ (1949), and ‘Madeleine’ (1950)
    Appeared on Broadway in ‘Peter Pan’ (1924-25), ‘Springtime for Henry’ (1931-32), and ‘Lost in the Stars’ (1949-50)
    Appeared on the London West End stage in ‘Clive of India’ (1934), ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ (1937), and ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’ (1938)
    He went to Oxford planning to become a clergyman.
    Instead, upon graduating he got a job in a shipping office – for one day.
    He hated giving interviews.
    He was bitten on the buttocks by a Great Dane during filming of ‘The Most Dangerous Game.’
    During World War I, he suffered an injury that scarred and partially paralyzed the left side of his face.
    He put his injury to use by presenting the right side of his face when playing romantic or comedic roles, the left side for tragedies and villainous roles.
    He was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the theater (1950).

Credit: C. Fishel


 
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