David Niven

David Niven
1909 - 1983

David Niven  English Actor

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 ...

Confirmed Relationships9
Longest Relationship35 yrs, 6 mths
Average Relationship Length4 yrs, 9 mths
Rumored Relationships12
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
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David Niven74 PiscesActor
Hjordis Tersmeden78 ScorpioModel
Primula Rollo28 AquariusMilitary
Loretta Young87 CapricornActress
Norma Shearer80 LeoActress
Virginia Bruce71 LibraActress
Wendy Barrie65 AriesActress
Ann Todd84 AquariusActress
Carole Lombard33 LibraComedian
Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress
Audrey Totter95 SagittariusActress
Simone Simon93 TaurusActress
Deborah Kerr86 LibraActress
Princess Margaret71 LeoRoyalty
Evelyn Keyes91 ScorpioActress
Doris Duke80 ScorpioPhilanthropist
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
Peggy Maley89 GeminiActress
Hedy Lamarr86 ScorpioActress
Barbara Hutton66 ScorpioSocialite
Margot Fonteyn71 TaurusDancer
Mae West87 LeoActress
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Better Late Than Never1983 Nick Cartland Movie
Curse of the Pink Panther1983 Sir Charles Litton Movie
Trail of the Pink Panther1982 Sir Charles Litton Movie
Rough Cut1980 Chief Insp. Cyril Willis Movie
The Sea Wolves1980 Colonel W. H. Grice Movie
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square1979 Ivan Movie
Escape to Athena1979 Professor Blake Movie
A Man Called Intrepid1979 Sir William Stephenson TV Show
Death on the Nile1978 Colonel Race Movie
Candleshoe1977 Priory Movie
Murder by Death1976 Dick Charleston Movie
No Deposit, No Return1976 J.W. Osborne Movie
Paper Tiger1975 'Major' Walter Bradbury Movie
The Remarkable Rocket1975 Narrator (voice) Short Film
Old Drac1974 Count Dracula Movie
The Canterville Ghost1974 Sir Simon de Canterville TV Movie
King, Queen, Knave1972 Charles Dreyer Movie
The Statue1971 Alex Bolt Movie
Before Winter Comes1969 Major Burnside Movie
The Brain1969 Col. Carol Matthews Movie
The Extraordinary Seaman1969 Cmdr. John Finchhaven, RN Movie
Prudence and the Pill1968 Gerald Hardcastle Movie
The Impossible Years1968 Jonathan Kingsley Movie
Casino Royale1967 Sir James Bond Movie
Eye of the Devil1966 Philippe de Montfaucon Movie
Lady L1965 Dicky, Lord Lendale Movie
Where the Spies Are1965 Dr. Jason Love Movie
Bedtime Story1964 Lawrence Jameson Movie
The Rogues1964 Alec Fleming TV Show
55 Days at Peking1963 Sir Arthur Robertson Movie
The Pink Panther1963 Sir Charles Lytton Movie
The Shortest Day1963 Unconfirmed Movie
Burke's Law1963 Harvey Cleeve TV Show
The Road to Hong Kong1962 Lama, remembering Lady Chatterly's Lover (uncredited) Movie
Conquered City1962 Maj. Peter Whitfield Movie
Guns of Darkness1962 Tom Jordan Movie
The Best of Enemies1961 Maj. Richardson Movie
The Guns of Navarone1961 Miller Movie
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1960 Laurence Mackay Movie
Ask Any Girl1959 Miles Doughton Movie
Happy Anniversary1959 Chris Walters Movie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959 Marcus Dodds TV Show
The David Niven Show1959 Inquisitor TV Show
Bonjour tristesse1958 Raymond Movie
Separate Tables1958 Major Angus Pollock Movie
My Man Godfrey1957 Godfrey Smith Movie
Oh, Men! Oh, Women!1957 Dr. Alan Coles Movie
The Little Hut1957 Henry Brittingham-Brett Movie
Goodyear Theatre1957 Charles Enright, Jeffrey Collins, Jeff Carleton TV Show
Alcoa Theatre1957 Paul Evans TV Show
Mr. Adams and Eve1957 TV Show
The Return of Phileas Fog1957 Phileas Fogg Movie
Around the World in Eighty Days1956 Phileas Fogg Movie
The Birds and the Bees1956 Colonel Patrick Henry Harris Movie
Zane Grey Theater1956 Milo Brant, Allen Raikes TV Show
The Silken Affair1956 Roger Tweakham Movie
Court Martial1955 Carrington Movie
The King's Thief1955 James - Duke of Brampton Movie
The Star and the Story1955 Johnny TV Show
Tonight's the Night1954 Jasper O'Leary Movie
The Love Lottery1954 Rex Allerton Movie
The Moon Is Blue1953 David Slater Movie
Four Star Playhouse1952 Lee, Ted, Jim Kenyon TV Show
Chesterfield Presents1952 TV Show
Happy Go Lovely1951 B.G. Bruno Movie
Island Rescue1951 Major Valentine Moreland Movie
Soldiers Three1951 Capt. Pindenny Movie
The Lady Says No1951 Bill Shelby Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 TV Show
Celanese Theatre1951 Alan Squier TV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951 TV Show
The Fighting Pimpernel1950 Sir Percy Blakeney Movie
The Toast of New Orleans1950 Jacques Riboudeaux Movie
All Star Revue1950 Guest Actor TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950 Sheffield TV Show
Nash Airflyte Theatre1950 Arthur Carstairs TV Show
A Kiss for Corliss1949 Kenneth Marquis Movie
A Kiss in the Dark1949 Eric Phillips Movie
Bonnie Prince Charlie1948 Prince Charles Edward Stuart Movie
Enchantment1948 General Sir Roland Dane Movie
The Bishop's Wife1947 Henry Brougham Movie
The Other Love1947 Dr. Anthony Stanton Movie
The Perfect Marriage1947 Dale Williams Movie
Magnificent Doll1946 Aaron Burr Movie
Stairway to Heaven1946 Peter Carter Movie
The Way Ahead1944 Lt. Jim Perry Movie
Spitfire1942 Geoffrey Crisp Movie
Bachelor Mother1939 David Merlin Movie
Eternally Yours1939 Tony aka The Great Arturo Movie
Raffles1939 Raffles Movie
The Real Glory1939 Lieut. McCool Movie
Wuthering Heights1939 Edgar Movie
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife1938 Albert De Regnier Movie
Four Men and a Prayer1938 Christopher Leigh Movie
The Dawn Patrol1938 Scott Movie
Three Blind Mice1938 Steve Harrington Movie
Dinner at the Ritz1937 Paul de Brack Movie
The Prisoner of Zenda1937 Fritz von Tarlenheim Movie
We Have Our Moments1937 Joe Gilling Movie
Dodsworth1936 Capt. Clyde Lockert Movie
Rose-Marie1936 Teddy (as David Nivens) Movie
Thank You, Jeeves!1936 Bertie Wooster Movie
The Charge of the Light Brigade1936 Captain Randall Movie
Beloved Enemy1936 Capt. Gerald Preston Movie
Palm Springs1936 George Britell Movie
Barbary Coast1935 Cockney Sailor Thrown Out of Saloon (uncredited) Movie
Mutiny on the Bounty1935 Able-Bodied Seaman (uncredited) Movie
A Feather in Her Hat1935 Leo Cartwright Movie
Splendor1935 Clancey Lorrimore Movie
Without Regret1935 Bill Gage Movie
Cleopatra1934 Slave (uncredited) Movie
Eyes of Fate1933 Man at Race Course (uncredited) Movie
There Goes the Bride1932 Bit Role (uncredited) Movie
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Marys83Apr 1, 2008

A very elegant man...

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