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Actor, Jack Hawkins, was born John Edward Hawkins on Sep 14, 1910 in Wood Green, London. Hawkins died at the age of 62 on Jul 18, 1973 in London, UK and was laid to rest in Golders Green Crematorium Cemetery in Golders Green, Greater London, England.

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Jack Hawkins Quotes:

Marlow: [Narrating] One hope kept Jim going - a hope common to most men. Rich or poor, strong or weak, who among us has not begged God for a second chance?


Vashtar: When I've conceived a plan, I'll send you word.
Pharaoh Cheops: Good.
[to a servant]
Pharaoh Cheops: Hama, see that he has all he needs.
[to Vashtar]
Pharaoh Cheops: Work swiftly, architect!
Vashtar: That I may die sooner?
Pharaoh Cheops: No, that your people should live!


Walter of Gurnie: [after the battle] I saw you at the beginning. You and your bowman against those fire tubes.
Tristram Griffin: They sounded like the anger of God! I think perhaps they were! They're killing every man, woman, and child in the district like harvesters through a field of grain! They pull their heads forward by the hair for the ax. Not one left alive! Like harvesters cutting wheat!


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Jack Hawkins Facts
Resented the idea that he was typecast in war movies, pointing out in his 1973 autobiography "Anything for a Quiet Life" that he had in fact played fewer military roles than John Mills, Trevor Howard and Richard Attenborough.

Initially sought for the role of Melville Farr in Victim (1961), Hawkins turned the role down because he thought the part might compromise his masculine screen image. Dirk Bogarde, who eventually played Farr, opined that Hawkins feared the role of a gay barrister would "prejudice his chances of a knighthood.".

Hawkins joined the Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1940, was commissioned and served with the Second British Division in India. In 1944 he was seconded to GHQ India and soon afterwards succeeded to the command, as a colonel, of ENSA administration in India and South East Asia. He was demobilized in 1946.

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