David Niven

David Niven
1909 - 1983

David Niven  English Actor

David Niven passed away on 29th Jul 1983 aged 74. His last relationship was when David Niven and Hjordis Tersmeden were married for 35 years before David Niven died aged 74.

Relationships

David Niven was previously married to Hjordis Tersmeden (1948 - 1983) and Primula Rollo (1940 - 1946).

He was also in relationships with Loretta Young (1939), Norma Shearer (1939), Virginia Bruce (1937), Wendy Barrie (1935), Carole Lombard (1930), Merle Oberon (1930), Ann Todd (1930), Doris Duke, Peggy Maley, Hedy Lamarr, Barbara Hutton, Margot Fonteyn, Mae West, Audrey Totter, Simone Simon, Deborah Kerr, Princess Margaret and Evelyn Keyes.

David Niven is rumoured to have hooked up with Grace Kelly.

David Niven had 4 children, Kristina (adopted), Fiona (adopted), David Jr. and Jamie.

About

David Niven is a 74 year old English Actor. Born James David Graham Niven on 1st March, 1909 in London, England, UK and educated at Stowe School, he is famous for The Pink Panther in a career that spans 1932–83. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

David Niven was in 12 on-screen matchups, notably with Barbara Stanwyck in The Other Love (1947), Kim Hunter in Stairway to Heaven (1946), Olivia de Havilland in Raffles (1939), Ursula Andress in Casino Royale (1967) and Deborah Kerr in Bonjour tristesse (1958).

David Niven is a member of the following lists: People educated at Heatherdown School, Male actors from London and 20th-century English male actors.

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Confirmed Relationships20
Longest Relationship86 yrs, 9 mths
Shortest Relationship2 mths
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 4 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name David
Last Name Niven
Full Name at Birth James David Graham Niven
Age 74 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st March, 1909
Birthplace London, England, UK
Died 29th July, 1983
Place of Death Chateau d`Oex, Switzerland
Cause of Death Lou Gehrig`s Disease
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School Stowe School
University Sandhurst Military Academy
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Pink Panther
Year(s) Active 1932–83
Father William Niven (William Edward Graham Niven), Sir Thomas Comyn-Platt (step father)
Mother Henrietta Julia de Gacher
Friend Errol Flynn, Dick Powell, Charles Boyer, Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov, Richard Harris, Peter Viertel, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Qualye, Stanley Baker, Elizabeth Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Phil Kellogg, Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Noel Coward, Prince Rainer, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, George Sanders, Ronald Colman, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Joel McCrea, William Randolph Hearst, Marion Davies, Raymond Massey, Michael Trubshawne, Loretta Young, Richard Greene, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Nigel Bruce, Richard Coote, Jimmy Stewart, John Ford, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Garson Kanin, John Huston, William Wyler, Cesar Romero, Tyrone Power, Annabella, Eddie Albert, Viveca Lindfors, Greta Garbo, Mario Lanza, Cyril Cuzack, Robert Newton, Kenneth More, Stewart Granger, C. Aubrey Smith, Patricia Medina, Peter Evans, Ken Annakin, Oleg Cassini, Jack Hawkins

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was an English actor and novelist who was popular in Europe and in the United States. He played Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days and Sir Charles Lytton, a.k.a. "the Phantom", in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958).

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
David Niven74 PiscesActor
English
Hjordis Tersmeden78 ScorpioModel
Swedish
Primula Rollo28 AquariusMilitary
British
Loretta Young87 CapricornActress
American
Norma Shearer80 LeoActress
Canadian
Virginia Bruce71 LibraActress
American
Wendy Barrie65 AriesActress
British
Carole Lombard33 LibraComedian
American
Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress
Indian
Ann Todd84 AquariusActress
English
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
American
Peggy Maley90 GeminiActress
American
Hedy Lamarr86 ScorpioActress
Austrian
Barbara Hutton66 ScorpioSocialite
American
Margot Fonteyn71 TaurusDancer
British
Mae West87 LeoActress
American
Audrey Totter95 SagittariusActress
American
Simone Simon93 TaurusActress
French
Deborah Kerr86 LibraActress
Scottish
Princess Margaret71 LeoRoyalty
British
Evelyn Keyes91 ScorpioActress
American
Doris Duke80 ScorpioPhilanthropist
American
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Children

NameGenderBornAge
Kristina (adopted)Female
Fiona (adopted)Female
David Jr.Male
JamieMale

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Better Late Than Never1983Nick CartlandMovie
Curse of the Pink Panther1983Sir Charles LittonMovie
Trail of the Pink Panther1982Sir Charles LittonMovie
Rough Cut1980Chief Insp. Cyril WillisMovie
The Sea Wolves1980Colonel W. H. GriceMovie
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square1979IvanMovie
Escape to Athena1979Professor BlakeMovie
A Man Called Intrepid1979Sir William StephensonTV Show
Death on the Nile1978Colonel RaceMovie
Candleshoe1977PrioryMovie
Murder by Death1976Dick CharlestonMovie
No Deposit, No Return1976J.W. OsborneMovie
Paper Tiger1975'Major' Walter BradburyMovie
The Remarkable Rocket1975Narrator (voice)Short Film
Old Drac1974Count DraculaMovie
The Canterville Ghost1974Sir Simon de CantervilleTV Movie
King, Queen, Knave1972Charles DreyerMovie
The Statue1971Alex BoltMovie
Before Winter Comes1969Major BurnsideMovie
The Brain1969Col. Carol MatthewsMovie
The Extraordinary Seaman1969Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RNMovie
Prudence and the Pill1968Gerald HardcastleMovie
The Impossible Years1968Jonathan KingsleyMovie
Casino Royale1967Sir James BondMovie
Eye of the Devil1966Philippe de MontfauconMovie
Lady L1965Dicky, Lord LendaleMovie
Where the Spies Are1965Dr. Jason LoveMovie
Bedtime Story1964Lawrence JamesonMovie
The Rogues1964Alec FlemingTV Show
55 Days at Peking1963Sir Arthur RobertsonMovie
The Pink Panther1963Sir Charles LyttonMovie
The Shortest Day1963UnconfirmedMovie
Burke's Law1963Harvey CleeveTV Show
The Road to Hong Kong1962Lama, remembering Lady Chatterly's Lover (uncredited)Movie
Conquered City1962Maj. Peter WhitfieldMovie
Guns of Darkness1962Tom JordanMovie
The Best of Enemies1961Maj. RichardsonMovie
The Guns of Navarone1961MillerMovie
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1960Laurence MackayMovie
Ask Any Girl1959Miles DoughtonMovie
Happy Anniversary1959Chris WaltersMovie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Marcus DoddsTV Show
The David Niven Show1959InquisitorTV Show
Bonjour tristesse1958RaymondMovie
Separate Tables1958Major Angus PollockMovie
My Man Godfrey1957Godfrey SmithMovie
Oh, Men! Oh, Women!1957Dr. Alan ColesMovie
The Little Hut1957Henry Brittingham-BrettMovie
Goodyear Theatre1957Charles Enright, Jeffrey Collins, Jeff CarletonTV Show
Alcoa Theatre1957Paul EvansTV Show
Mr. Adams and Eve1957TV Show
The Return of Phileas Fog1957Phileas FoggMovie
Around the World in Eighty Days1956Phileas FoggMovie
The Birds and the Bees1956Colonel Patrick Henry HarrisMovie
Zane Grey Theater1956Milo Brant, Allen RaikesTV Show
The Silken Affair1956Roger TweakhamMovie
Court Martial1955CarringtonMovie
The King's Thief1955James - Duke of BramptonMovie
The Star and the Story1955JohnnyTV Show
Tonight's the Night1954Jasper O'LearyMovie
The Love Lottery1954Rex AllertonMovie
The Moon Is Blue1953David SlaterMovie
Four Star Playhouse1952Lee, Ted, Jim KenyonTV Show
Chesterfield Presents1952TV Show
Happy Go Lovely1951B.G. BrunoMovie
Island Rescue1951Major Valentine MorelandMovie
Soldiers Three1951Capt. PindennyMovie
The Lady Says No1951Bill ShelbyMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
Celanese Theatre1951Alan SquierTV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951TV Show
The Fighting Pimpernel1950Sir Percy BlakeneyMovie
The Toast of New Orleans1950Jacques RiboudeauxMovie
All Star Revue1950Guest ActorTV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950SheffieldTV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950Arthur CarstairsTV Show
A Kiss for Corliss1949Kenneth MarquisMovie
A Kiss in the Dark1949Eric PhillipsMovie
Bonnie Prince Charlie1948Prince Charles Edward StuartMovie
Enchantment1948General Sir Roland DaneMovie
The Bishop's Wife1947Henry BroughamMovie
The Other Love1947Dr. Anthony StantonMovie
The Perfect Marriage1947Dale WilliamsMovie
Magnificent Doll1946Aaron BurrMovie
Stairway to Heaven1946Peter CarterMovie
The Way Ahead1944Lt. Jim PerryMovie
Spitfire1942Geoffrey CrispMovie
Bachelor Mother1939David MerlinMovie
Eternally Yours1939Tony aka The Great ArturoMovie
Raffles1939RafflesMovie
The Real Glory1939Lieut. McCoolMovie
Wuthering Heights1939EdgarMovie
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1938Albert De RegnierMovie
Four Men and a Prayer1938Christopher LeighMovie
The Dawn Patrol1938ScottMovie
Three Blind Mice1938Steve HarringtonMovie
Dinner at the Ritz1937Paul de BrackMovie
The Prisoner of Zenda1937Fritz von TarlenheimMovie
We Have Our Moments1937Joe GillingMovie
Dodsworth1936Capt. Clyde LockertMovie
Rose-Marie1936Teddy (as David Nivens)Movie
Thank You, Jeeves!1936Bertie WoosterMovie
The Charge of the Light Brigade1936Captain RandallMovie
Beloved Enemy1936Capt. Gerald PrestonMovie
Palm Springs1936George BritellMovie
Barbary Coast1935Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited)Movie
Mutiny on the Bounty1935Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited)Movie
A Feather in Her Hat1935Leo CartwrightMovie
Splendor1935Clancey LorrimoreMovie
Without Regret1935Bill GageMovie
Cleopatra1934Slave (uncredited)Movie
Eyes of Fate1933Man at Race Course (uncredited)Movie
There Goes the Bride1932Bit Role (uncredited)Movie
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Marys83Apr 1, 2008

A very elegant man...


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