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Entertainment THEN AND NOW: 20 guest stars who became famous after 'Friends'

11:15  29 may  2020
11:15  29 may  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a man and a woman looking at the camera: Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland on the set of Gone with the Wind. (Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland on the set of Gone with the Wind. (Metro-Goldwin-Mayer Pictures/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

He starred in one of the most successful movies of all-time and was a world-famous actor.

But Leslie Howard’s glittering career and complex personal life was cut tragically short when he was lost in a mysterious plane crash aged 50, the victim of a suspected Nazi anti-spy attack during WWII. The story only gets more shadowy from there…

Two short messages came from Flight 777 around lunchtime on 1 June, 1943.

“Unidentified aircraft follows me…” Then, “Being attacked by enemy aircraft.”

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Leslie Howard wearing a suit and tie: LOS ANGELES - JULY 1: Actor Leslie Howard reads the role of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing on The Columbia Shakespeare Cycle, a CBS Radio cultural arts presentation featuring adaptations of various plays by William Shakespeare. Image dated: July 1, 1937, Hollywood, CA. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK LOS ANGELES - JULY 1: Actor Leslie Howard reads the role of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing on The Columbia Shakespeare Cycle, a CBS Radio cultural arts presentation featuring adaptations of various plays by William Shakespeare. Image dated: July 1, 1937, Hollywood, CA. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Not long afterwards, the plane, otherwise known as the Ibis, disappeared from radar and crashed into the sea en route to London from Lisbon.

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Seventeen people were on the aircraft, but the most famous was a 50-year-old megastar who had stood up to Clark Gable as Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind, played Henry Higgins in a 1938 adaptation of Pygmalion and was renowned as The Scarlet Pimpernel in the eponymous 1934 movie.

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Star of stage and screen

Leslie Howard, Ann Harding are posing for a picture: David Trent (Leslie Howard) and Shirley Mortimer (Ann Harding) gaze into each other's eyes in the 1931 romantic comedy Devotion. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK David Trent (Leslie Howard) and Shirley Mortimer (Ann Harding) gaze into each other's eyes in the 1931 romantic comedy Devotion. (Photo by �� John Springer Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Slim, blonde and handsome, Leslie Howard’s real surname was Steiner (Howard was his middle name), who’d grown up in London destined to work as a bank clerk. But his looks and charm drew him to the stage towards the end of the First World War (he’d enlisted and subsequently received a medical discharge).

He was actually not all that interested in being an actor, particularly the celebrity part. Rather, he wanted to write and direct. But stage tours with Tallulah Bankhead and an increasingly impressive theatrical CV led to the inevitable call of Broadway and Hollywood. Howard in fact often despaired of movie acting in America, describing the all-powerful studios as sweat shops killing the best in actors and his own films as drivel.

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Of Human Bondage, poster, l-r: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis on window card, 1934. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Of Human Bondage, poster, l-r: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis on window card, 1934. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

But although he turned down the role of Greta Garbo’s lover in Queen Christina, he couldn’t resist the lure of movies like Of Human Bondage (co-starring Bette Davis), Romeo and Juliet and The Petrified Forest (for which he insisted on hiring then-screen newbie Humphrey Bogart, resulting in a close, lifelong friendship).

Gone With the Wind

a man holding a book: Gone With The Wind, lobbycard, from left: Leslie Howard, Vivien Leigh, 1939. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Gone With The Wind, lobbycard, from left: Leslie Howard, Vivien Leigh, 1939. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Towards the end of the Thirties, Hollywood became all-consumed with the hunt for a perfect cast for Margaret Mitchell's Civil War bestseller, Gone with the Wind.

Although many other actors screen-tested, Howard was always first choice for gentlemanly Southerner Ashley Wilkes, original and only love of the fiery Scarlett O'Hara who found her passion to be unrequited. Howard, however, hated the character of Ashley and thought he was too old for the part (he was 20 years older than Vivien Leigh and 23 older than his screen wife, Olivia de Havilland).

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Ward Bond, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard posing for the camera: Actors Olivia De Havilland, Clark Gable and Leslie Howard, as Melanie Hamilton, Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes respectively in Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming, in a scene from the movie. USA, 1939. (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Actors Olivia De Havilland, Clark Gable and Leslie Howard, as Melanie Hamilton, Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes respectively in Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming, in a scene from the movie. USA, 1939. (Photo by Mondadori via Getty Images)

He was offered a wig and youthful make-up and endured the interminable filming of the Oscar-winning epic with its changes of directors and constant producer interference. But he never much changed his mind about Ashley.

Reluctant celebrity

Leslie Howard et al. posing for a photo: English actor Leslie Howard (1893 - 1943) with his wife Ruth Evelyn at Ranelagh in Dublin, Ireland, for a game of polo, 11th June 1936. Howard returned from Hollywood with some polo ponies, after filming 'Romeo and Juliet'. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK English actor Leslie Howard (1893 - 1943) with his wife Ruth Evelyn at Ranelagh in Dublin, Ireland, for a game of polo, 11th June 1936. Howard returned from Hollywood with some polo ponies, after filming 'Romeo and Juliet'. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

To the outside world, his was a perfect life. A palatial home in Surrey with a stable of sixteen horses, another house in Beverly Hills, a devoted wife that he’d married in 1916 and two kids.

But while he outwardly conveyed marital normality, he was also a notorious ladies’ man. He had affairs with several of the biggest female stars of the time, including Bankhead, Myrna Loy and Merle Oberon. Then in 1938, while shooting Pygmalion, he met and fell in love with a French secretary called Violette Cunnington.

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They would carry on an illicit affair for more than three years until she died in 1942 from pneumonia while still in her early thirties. Her death came just six months before her lover’s.

Propagandist or spy?

a close up of a book: The First Of The Few, poster, (aka SPITFIRE), right from top: Rosamund John, David Niven, Leslie Howard, 1942. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK The First Of The Few, poster, (aka SPITFIRE), right from top: Rosamund John, David Niven, Leslie Howard, 1942. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Howard’s chance to switch tacks came thanks to the outbreak of the Second World War. Now well into his forties, he returned to the UK, working with the Ministry of Information and generally helping as much as he could. He was friendly with foreign secretary Anthony Eden as well as Winston Churchill himself – he’d sought the latter’s help when it looked like Howard might play Lawrence of Arabia.

But while he was more than happy to star as the creator of the Spitfire in The First of the Few (US title Spitfire) and rousing Nazi-bashing caper Pimpernel Smith, it’s thought his involvement went deeper. His son Ronald, investigating later, said that a year into the war, Howard was on the books of the Germans as a V-Personen, aka someone unofficially attached to an intelligence agency.

The mysterious countess

That appears to be what the Nazis thought just before Howard’s fateful flight, when the star had been sent on an official tour to Spain and Portugal.

Having given a lecture at the Ritz in Madrid, Howard was beguiled by an Argentinian beauty known as Countess Lila Miranda. Smitten by her, he wined and dined her around the Spanish capital. There was one problem – she worked for the Germans. Journalist Maurice Long wrote in 1957 that it was this encounter which set off the chain of events leading to his death.

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Leslie Howard wearing a suit and tie posing for a photo: October 1939: Film star Leslie Howard (1890 - 1943) presenting the Iron Cross to a 'Lord Haw Haw' impersonator. (Photo by Stroud/London Express/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK October 1939: Film star Leslie Howard (1890 - 1943) presenting the Iron Cross to a 'Lord Haw Haw' impersonator. (Photo by Stroud/London Express/Getty Images)

If indeed Howard was a spy and he was cavorting with a Nazi shill, then it was problematic. And seemingly the Germans didn’t put much faith in the countess either.

For the record, author Estel Eforgan questions the account of the countess, suggesting that perhaps it was the head of the Ritz’s beauty salon, Baroness von Podewils, who was assigned to keep Howard on a short leash. Whatever the truth, Howard’s wandering eye got him into a lot of trouble.

His final journey

a fighter jet sitting on top of a runway: NETHERLANDS - APRIL 23: When the DC-3 was introduced in 1936, it was the first airliner able to carry a sufficient number of passengers in such comfort and at such a cost as to encourage and promote a healthy growth of air traffic. It was known as the 'Dakota', or 'Pioneer 'when operated for the British armed forces and by British European Airways. KLM (the national Dutch airline) began in 1919 and was the first commercial airline company in the world. The DC-3 pictured was shot down over the Bay of Biscay on 1 June 1943 while en route from Whitchurch (near Bristol) to Lisbon. Amongst the passengers killed was the actor Leslie Howard, although it is thought that the Luftwaffe's target was Winston Churchill, who German intelligence said was on board the flight. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK NETHERLANDS - APRIL 23: When the DC-3 was introduced in 1936, it was the first airliner able to carry a sufficient number of passengers in such comfort and at such a cost as to encourage and promote a healthy growth of air traffic. It was known as the 'Dakota', or 'Pioneer 'when operated for the British armed forces and by British European Airways. KLM (the national Dutch airline) began in 1919 and was the first commercial airline company in the world. The DC-3 pictured was shot down over the Bay of Biscay on 1 June 1943 while en route from Whitchurch (near Bristol) to Lisbon. Amongst the passengers killed was the actor Leslie Howard, although it is thought that the Luftwaffe's target was Winston Churchill, who German intelligence said was on board the flight. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

The civilian plane, owned by KLM, had survived two other air attacks before Leslie Howard got on board. The second had damaged a wing, but they’d got through it.

There were a couple of interesting figures who joined Howard. One was Tyrell Shervington, who ran Shell Oil and was thought to be high up in the secret service in Lisbon. The other was Howard’s manager Alfred Chenhalls. Chenhalls wasn’t a spy. But he was balding, stocky, wore a Homburg hat and smoked cigars. The fact he might be mistaken for Winston Churchill from a distance would prove important.

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Flying at 10,000 feet, Flight 777, camouflaged and cagey, was always alert but didn’t anticipate particular trouble. They certainly didn’t expect six German fighter planes to surround them, peppering the Ibis with their machine guns. Four people are thought to have jumped out of the damaged plane, one wearing a parachute which quickly burned up. The aircraft itself plummeted towards the sea. When the commander of the German went to check on its fate, all he saw was smoke coming from the water.

The theories

Leslie Howard, Noel Coward are posing for a picture: (Original Caption) 11/10/1938-New York, NY: Leslie Howard, too well knwon to American movie fans to need an introduction, is pictured with another famous Englishman, Noel Coward, actor, author, playwright, as they arrived today on the S.S. Normandie. Actor Howard plans to leave almost immediately for Hollywood. © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK (Original Caption) 11/10/1938-New York, NY: Leslie Howard, too well knwon to American movie fans to need an introduction, is pictured with another famous Englishman, Noel Coward, actor, author, playwright, as they arrived today on the S.S. Normandie. Actor Howard plans to leave almost immediately for Hollywood.

So why did Leslie Howard die that day, along with his fellow passengers?

Winston Churchill blamed himself. In his memoirs, he wrote how the Nazis had mistaken Chenhalls for the Prime Minister and tried to assassinate him. “The brutality of the Germans,” Churchill said, “was only matched by the stupidity of their agents.”

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Maurice Long intriguingly suggests that British intelligence might have had something to do with it – that they were worried Howard had given away official secrets to the countess.

Some think that Shervington might actually have been the target, that perhaps he was higher up in intelligence than people realised and was carrying an important package back to England.

Estel Eforgan even contends that it may have been an accident, according to certain German testimony, although that seems highly unlikely given the circumstances.

a black and white photo of a man: English actors Leslie Howard (1893 - 1943, left) and David Niven (1910 - 1983, right) on the set of the film 'The First of the Few' at Denham Studios, UK, 12th January 1942. Howard plays R. J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, and Niven plays a test pilot. (Photo by M. McNeill/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK English actors Leslie Howard (1893 - 1943, left) and David Niven (1910 - 1983, right) on the set of the film 'The First of the Few' at Denham Studios, UK, 12th January 1942. Howard plays R. J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, and Niven plays a test pilot. (Photo by M. McNeill/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

And then there’s Howard himself. One German communication wrongly labelled him as an aircraft manufacturer presumably confusing him with his character in The First of the Few. Perhaps they thought he was a good target because of that. There was also his visit to Spain, which was officially called a lecture trip, but is thought by some to have been a clandestine visit to see General Franco, facilitated by Howard’s friend and ex-lover Conchita Montenegro (his co-star in Never The Twain Shall Meet), to convince the Spanish leader to join the Allies.

a close up of a book: Never The Twain Shall Meet, poster, US poster, Conchita Montenegro, 1931. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK Never The Twain Shall Meet, poster, US poster, Conchita Montenegro, 1931. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

Maybe the Nazis thought getting rid of a high-profile propagandist would make good copy? Goebbels personally came up with the German newspaper headline ‘Pimpernel Smith has made his last trip!’

And talking of Goebbels, writer Ian Colvin argues that he was jealous of Howard for befriending a world-famous movie star before the war that the German had his eye on.

Whatever the truth, it was a premature end to a remarkable life. The Allies changed the way they operated civilian planes from Lisbon, questions were asked in Parliament about the incident and Hollywood mourned.

a close up of text on a black background: 'Pimpernel' Smith (aka Mister V), poster, center: Leslie Howard, right: Francis Sullivan on window card, 1941. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK 'Pimpernel' Smith (aka Mister V), poster, center: Leslie Howard, right: Francis Sullivan on window card, 1941. (Photo by LMPC via Getty Images)

His legacy, however, lives on in a canon of interesting work, not least Gone With the Wind, still the biggest box office hit of all-time when adjusted for inflation.

As for his tragic hero’s death, well, it’s almost cinematic.

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