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David Niven

David Niven

British actor and novelist
James David Graham Niven was a British actor, soldier, memoirist, and novelist. Niven was known as a handsome and debonair leading man in Classic Hollywood films. He received an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.Wikipedia
BornMarch 1, 1910
HometownVictoria, United Kingdom
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseHjördis Genberg, Primula Susan Rollo
PartnerMargaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll
ChildrenDavid Niven Jr.
ParentsHenriette Julia Degacher, William Edward Graham Niven
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AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1959Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaSeparate Tables (film)Winner
1959Academy AwardActorSeparate Tables (film)Winner
1958Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyMy Man Godfrey (1957 film)Nominated
1955British Academy of Film & Television ArtsBritish ActorCarrington V.C. (film)Nominated
1954Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or ComedyThe Moon Is Blue (film)Winner
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