Robert Donat


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Birth Name: Robert Donat
Born: 03/18/1905
Birth Place: Manchester, England, GB
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 06/09/1958

Robert Donat was born Friedrich Robert Donat in Withington, Manchester, England on March 18, 1905. Intrigued by the prospect of being either a stage or screen actor, Donat first needed to overcome a pronounced stammer, which he was able to eventually do with the assistance of an elocutionist, who also helped him adopt a more neutral accent. In the wake of this speech therapy, Donat was revealed to possess a superb speaking voice and he left Central High School for Boys at age 15 in order to pursue an acting career. He made his stage debut a year later in a production of "Julius Caesar" and Donat's proficiency with the Bard's writings helped to establish him as an up-and-coming stage performe... Continue Bio >>


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