Robert Donat was a British Actor of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. He was born in 1905 as Friedrich Robert Donat. His father was a civil engineer originally from Russian Poland, living in Withington, Manchester, England.
He appeared both on stage and screen.
He starred in "The Count of Monte Cristo" (1934), "The 39 Steps" (1935) and "Goodbye, Mister Chips" (1939) amongst others, winning the Oscar for Best Actor in 1940 for his role in "Goodbye, Mister Chips".
He passed away in 1958.
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