Robert Donat

Robert Donat


Robert Donat
Film: South side of the 6400 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born March 18, 1905 in Withington, Manchester, United Kingdom
Died June 9, 1958 in London, United Kingdom

Robert Donat was a quiet, self-effacing perfectionist who won Hollywood's Academy Award as best actor for his moving role of the gentle English schoolmaster in 1939's "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."

Donat's last film role was that of the mandarin in "The Inn of Sixth Happiness," in which he starred with Ingrid Bergman and Curt Jurgens.

Donat made his first appearance on the stage in 1921. That was followed by several years in stock, repertory theaters and companies touring English provinces.

In addition to "Mr. Chips," his best-known films included "The Private Life of Henry VIII," "The Count of Monte Cristo," "The 39 Steps," "The Ghost Goes West," "Knight Without Armor" and "The Citadel."

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1938 Best Actor The Citadel Nomination
    1939 Best Actor Goodbye, Mr. Chips Win

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