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Jack Hawkins Overview:

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:

Prince Feisal: My friend Lawrence, if I may call him that. "My friend Lawrence". How many men will claim the right to use that phrase? How proudly! He longs for the greenness of his native land. He pines for the Gothic cottages of Surrey, is it not? Already in imagination, he catches trout and engages in all the activities of the English gentleman.
General Allenby: That's me you're describing, sir, not Colonel Lawrence.


Quintus Arrius: [startled from sleep to find Ben-Hur standing over him] Why are you here?
Judah Ben-Hur: I was ordered to report to you during my relief.
Quintus Arrius: Yes, I had forgotten... You could have killed me as I lay there! You're a condemned man, why didn't you?
Judah Ben-Hur: I'm not ready to die.
Quintus Arrius: What do you think will save you?
Judah Ben-Hur: The God of my fathers.
Quintus Arrius: Your God has forsaken you. He has no more power than the images I pray to. My gods do not help me; your God will not help you.


General Allenby: [the British army staff is having a field briefing] Very well, gentlemen. The cavalry's gone through Mazril and Deraa. Very good, by the way, very good indeed. Now your turn.
Artilery general, field briefing: Well, sir, if the enemy's retreating in any kind of order - which we'd better assume...
General Allenby: Certainly.
Artilery general, field briefing: ...Then they can't be further than this Mallud place. In which case I can have them within range by... 0900 hours tomorrow?
General Allenby: Splendid! Phillip.
Infantry general, field briefing: Well, these
[referring to British soldiers marching in the background]
Infantry general, field briefing: are the last of the infantry supports coming up now, sir. But Mallud... could have the fusilliers there by... Wednesday, sir?
General Allenby: That'll do for now. The guns are what matter! Any questions?
Cavalry general, field briefing: This Arab army on the right, sir - what's it consist of?
Colonel Brighton: Irregular cavalry, sir. About two thousand.
Cavalry general, field briefing: Where are they now?
Colonel Brighton: Can only know that by being with them, sir.
General Allenby: Then get with them, Harry! I want to know.
Colonel Brighton: Yes, sir.
General Allenby: Pound them, Charley -
[strikes blackboard with his fist]
General Allenby: POUND THEM!


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Jack Hawkins Facts
He was voted Number 1 star at the British Box Office in 1954.

He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1958 Queen's Honours List for his services to drama.

Made Guns at Batasi (1964), Judith (1966), Masquerade (1965) and Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966) (TV) while suffering from cancer of the larynx. By the time he started filming "The Wednesday Play: The Trial and Torture of Sir John Rampayne (#1.37)" (1965), Hawkins had begun to cough up blood. His final role using his own voice was in a few episodes of "Dr. Kildare" (1961), where he managed to give a very accurate performance as a man who had just suffered a heart attack.

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