Robert Donat Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Donat, was born Friedrich Robert Donath on Mar 18, 1905 in Withington, Manchester. Donat died at the age of 53 on Jun 9, 1958 in London, UK and was laid to rest in East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium in Finchley, Greater London, England.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Robert Donat was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Goodbye, Mr. Chips (as Mr. Chips) in 1939.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1938Best ActorThe Citadel (1938)Andrew MasonNominated
1939Best ActorGoodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)Mr. ChipsWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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and Madeleine Carrol navigate “The 39 Steps”

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and Madeleine Carrol navigate “The 39 Steps” The 39 Steps (1935) is a British thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring and Madeleine Carroll. The Screenplay was by Charles Bennett and Ian Hay. It was based on the novel of the same name by John Buc... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: The 39 Steps, 1935

on Jul 3, 2020 From Caftan Woman

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The 39 Steps (1935) with and Madeleine Carroll

By Greg Orypeck on Sep 22, 2016 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?There are twenty million women in this island, and I?ve got to be chained to you.??? to Madeleine Carroll In a typical Hitchcockian quirk, or clear evidence of his individuality, the title was to be numeric?The 39 Steps?not letters, as in John Buchan?s 1915 novel,?The Thirt... Read full article


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Robert Donat Quotes:

[Robert Donat's final line in his final film]
The Mandarin: We shall not see each other again, I think. Farewell, Jen-Ai.


[dying words]
Mr. Chipping 'Mr. Chips': I thought I heard you saying it was a pity... pity I never had any children. But you're wrong. I have. Thousands of them. Thousands of them... and all boys.


Edmond Dantes: [to Mondego after defeating him in a duel] It was not my sword, Mondego, but your past that disarmed you!


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Was the favourite actor of Judy Garland, who wrote a fan letter to him after seeing his performance in The Count of Monte Cristo (1934).

Great-uncle of Lucas Donat.

He was English born of Polish descent, and several of his brothers emigrated to Canada.

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