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Alec Guinness

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Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Aug 5, 2000 (86)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
2, 1914
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Aug 5, 2000 (86)

About

Distinguished actor who portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in the original Star Wars installments. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Colonel Nicholson in the 1957 film, The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Before Fame

He worked writing advertising copy in the U.K. In 1934, he made his debut as an extra in Evensong.

Trivia

Born in London, he had a lucrative Shakespearean acting career before winning an Academy Award for best actor in The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Family Life

The identity of his father was unknown to him throughout his life. He was married to Merula Salaman from 1938 until his death in 2000 and he had a son named Matthew.

Associated With

He was lauded for playing Herbert Pocket in the Charles Dickens' inspired film, Great Expectations.