Caption: Still of Alec Guinness in The Ladykillers (1955)
Actor, Soundtrack, Writer
Born: April 2, 1914
Star sign: Aries
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Known for: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness de Cuffe was born on April 2, 1914 in Marylebone, London, England, and was raised by his mother, Agnes Cuffe. While working in advertising, he studied at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art, debuting on stage in 1934 and played classic theater with the Old Vic from 1936. In 1941, he entered the Royal Navy as a seaman and was ...