Caption: Still of Robert Donat in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
Actor, Director, Writer
Born: March 18, 1905
Star sign: Pisces
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Known for: The 39 Steps (1935), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939), The Citadel (1938), The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Robert Donat's pleasant voice and somewhat neutral English accent (a byproduct of being raised in northern England) were carefully honed as a boy because he had a stammer and took elocution lessons starting at age 11 to overcome the impediment. It was not too surprising that freedom from such a vocal embarrassment was encouragement to act. His ...