David Niven

David Niven
1910 - 1983
David Niven  British Actor

David Niven dating history


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

David Niven was in relationships with Deborah Kerr (1957), Princess Margaret (1956 - 1957), Peggy Maley (1951), Evelyn Keyes (1948), Loretta Young (1939), Virginia Bruce (1937), Wendy Barrie (1935), Barbara Hutton (1932), Ann Todd (1930), Merle Oberon (1930), Audrey Totter and Margot Fonteyn.

David Niven had encounters with Norma Shearer (1939), Carole Lombard (1930), Mae West, Simone Simon, Doris Duke and Hedy Lamarr.

David Niven is rumoured to have hooked up with Grace Kelly (1959).


British Actor David Niven was born James David Graham Niven on 1st March, 1910 in London, England, UK and passed away on 29th Jul 1983 Chateau d`Oex, Switzerland aged 73. He is most remembered for Separate Tables, A Matter of Life and Death, Around the World In 80 Days, The Pink Panther. His zodiac sign is Pisces.

David Niven was in 13 on-screen matchups, including Ava Gardner in The Little Hut (1957), Barbara Stanwyck in The Other Love (1947), Kim Hunter in Stairway to Heaven (1946), Olivia de Havilland in Raffles (1939) and Ursula Andress in Casino Royale (1967).

David Niven is a member of the following lists: Best Drama Actor Golden Globe (film) winners, Best Musical or Comedy Actor Golden Globe (film) winners and Best Actor Academy Award winners.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 35 years, 7 months 20 years, 8 months -
Dating12 1 year 2 months, 5 days 1 month, 1 day
Encounter6 - - -
Rumoured1 - - -
Total21 35 years, 7 months 2 years 1 month, 1 day


First Name David
Last Name Niven
Full Name at Birth James David Graham Niven
Alternative Name Lieutenant-Colonel David Niven
Age 73 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st March, 1910
Birthplace London, England, UK
Died 29th July, 1983
Place of Death Chateau d`Oex, Switzerland
Cause of Death Lou Gehrig`s Disease
Buried Chateau D'Oex Cemetery
Height 6' 0" (183 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Stowe School, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
University Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey, England, UK
Occupation Text Actor/Army Officer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Separate Tables, A Matter of Life and Death, Around the World In 80 Days, The Pink Panther
Year(s) Active 1932–83, 1928 -1933 British Army (Highland Light Infantry), 1939 -1945 British Army (Rifle Brigade in France & GHQ Liaison Regiment), 1932–1983
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, memoirist and novelist. His many roles included Squadron Leader Peter Carter in A Matter of Life and Death, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sir Charles Lytton ("the Phantom") in The Pink Panther. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Separate Tables (1958). He also played James Bond in Casino Royale (1967).

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David Niven73 PiscesActor
Grace Kelly52 ScorpioActress
Deborah Kerr86 LibraActress
Princess Margaret71 LeoRoyalty
Peggy Maley81 GeminiActress
Evelyn Keyes91 ScorpioActress
Hjördis Paulina Genberg Tersmeden78 ScorpioModel
Primula Rollo28 AquariusActress
Loretta Young87 CapricornActress
Norma Shearer80 LeoActress
Virginia Bruce71 LibraActress
Wendy Barrie65 AriesActress
Barbara Hutton66 ScorpioSocialite
Carole Lombard33 LibraActress
Merle Oberon68 AquariusActress
Ann Todd84 AquariusActress
Doris Duke80 ScorpioPhilanthropist
Hedy Lamarr85 ScorpioActress
Margot Fonteyn71 TaurusDancer
Mae West87 LeoActress
Audrey Totter95 SagittariusActress
Simone Simon94 TaurusActress
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NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Kristina (adopted)FemaleHjördis Paulina Genberg Tersmeden
Fiona (adopted)FemaleHjördis Paulina Genberg Tersmeden
David Jr.Male15th December, 194279 years oldPrimula Rollo
JamieMaleMarch, 194676 years oldPrimula Rollo


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
Murder by Death1976Dick CharlestonMovie
No Deposit, No Return1976J.W. OsborneMovie
Paper Tiger1975'Major' BradburyMovie
The Remarkable Rocket1975Narrator (voice)Short Film
Old Drac1974Count DraculaMovie
The Canterville Ghost1974The Ghost - Sir Simon de CantervilleTV Movie
King, Queen, Knave1972Charles DreyerMovie
The Statue1971Alex BoltMovie
Before Winter Comes1969Major BurnsideMovie
The Brain1969Colonel Carol MatthewsMovie
The Extraordinary Seaman1969Lt. Commander Finchhaven, R.N.Movie
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
Burke's Law1963Harvey CleeveTV Show
The Road to Hong Kong1962Lama Who Remembers Lady Chatterley's Lover (uncredited)Movie
Conquered City1962Maj. Peter WhitfieldMovie
Guns of Darkness1962Tom JordanMovie
The Best of Enemies1961Maj. RichardsonMovie
The Guns of Navarone1961Cpl. John Anthony MillerMovie
Please Don't Eat the Daisies1960Laurence MackayMovie
Ask Any Girl1959Miles DoughtonMovie
Happy Anniversary1959Chris WaltersMovie
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959Marcus DoddsTV Show
Bonjour tristesse1958RaymondMovie
Separate Tables1958Major Angus PollockMovie
My Man Godfrey1957Godfrey SmithMovie
Oh, Men! Oh, Women!1957Dr. Alan ColesMovie
The Little Hut1957Henry Brittingham-BrettMovie
Goodyear Theatre1957'Jeffrey Collins', Charles Enright, Paul EvansTV Show
Alcoa Theatre1957Paul Martel, Ray Crittenden, Robert MedhillTV Show
Mr. Adams and Eve1957TV Show
Around the World in 80 Days1956Phileas FoggMovie
The Birds and the Bees1956Colonel Patrick Henry HarrisMovie
Zane Grey Theater1956Allen Raikes, Cameo, Milo BrantTV Show
The Silken Affair1956Roger TweakhamMovie
The King's Thief1955James - Duke of BramptonMovie
The Star and the Story1955JohnnyTV Show
Court Martial1954CarringtonMovie
Tonight's the Night1954Jasper O'LearyMovie
The Love Lottery1954Rex AllertonMovie
The Moon Is Blue1953David SlaterMovie
Four Star Playhouse1952Jim Kenyon, Lee, TedTV Show
Chesterfield Presents1952TV Show
Happy Go Lovely1951B.G. BrunoMovie
Island Rescue1951Maj. Valentine MorelandMovie
Soldiers Three1951Capt. PindennyMovie
The Lady Says No1951Bill ShelbyMovie
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
Celanese Theatre1951Alan SquierTV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951TV Show
Betty Crocker Star Matinee1951TV Show
The Fighting Pimpernel1950Sir Percy Blakeney, The Scarlet PimpernelMovie
The Toast of New Orleans1950Jacques RiboudeauxMovie
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
The Real Glory1939Lt. Terence 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
Dodsworth1936Captain LockertMovie
Rose-Marie1936Teddy (as David Nivens)Movie
Thank You, Jeeves!1936Bertie WoosterMovie
The Charge of the Light Brigade1936Capt. RandallMovie
Beloved Enemy1936Gerald 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 Bride1932Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)Movie
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Marys83Marys83Apr 1, 2008

A very elegant man...

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