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David Niven

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Actor

The Resume

    (March 1, 1910-July 29, 1983)
    Won the 1958 Oscar for Best Actor (Separate Tables)
    Starred in 'The Curse of the Pink Panther,' 'Thank You Jeeves,' 'The Bishops Wife,' 'Wuthering Heights,' 'Around the World in Eighty Days,' 'The Impossible Years,' 'Casino Royale,' 'My Man Godfrey,' 'Please Don't Eat the Daisies,' '55 Days at Peking,' 'Escape to Athena' and 'Stairway to Heaven'
    Wrote two autobiographies 'The Moons A Balloon' (1972) and 'Bring On The Empty Horses' (1975)
    Awarded the highest U.S. honor to a non-citizen, the Legionnaire of the Order of Merit

Why he might be annoying:

    Although he planned a military career, he resign because he wanted to enjoy society life.
    He wore a toupee.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was on stage when the 44th Academy Awards were streaked, where he ad-libbed: 'The only laugh that man will ever get in his life is by stripping - and showing his shortcomings.'
    He was Ian Fleming's first choice to portray James Bond (and did so in Casino Royale).
    He was a graduate of Sandhurst (England's equivalent to West Point).
    He was one of the first actors to enlist in the British military in World War II (1939).
    He tries to honor his friends by using their names as his characters.
    He died of ALS at 73 (1983).

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 35 Votes: 5.71% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 337 Votes: 52.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 52 Votes: 40.38% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 99 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 127 Votes: 59.84% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 58 Votes: 37.93% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 58 Votes: 34.48% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 213 Votes: 44.13% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 193 Votes: 40.93% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 261 Votes: 43.30% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 322 Votes: 43.17% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 892 Votes: 42.83% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1993 Votes: 39.49% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9165 Votes: 40.49% Annoying