Sir John Gielgud

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Arthur John Gielgud

Birthplace: Kensington, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Britain (UK)
Cause of death: respiratory infection
Place of Burial: United Kingdon
Immediate Family:

Son of Franciszek Henry Giełgud and Kate Giełgud
Partner of Ferenc Martin Hensler
Brother of Lewis Evelyn Gielgud; Val Henry Gielgud and Frances Eleanor Gielgud

Occupation: Actor, Director
Managed by: Ken Anthony
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About Sir John Gielgud

Sir John Gielgud was an English actor, director, and producer. A descendant of the renowned Terry acting family, he achieved early international acclaim for his youthful, emotionally expressive Hamlet which broke box office records on Broadway in 1937. He was known for his beautiful speaking of verse and particularly for his warm and expressive voice, which his colleague Sir Alec Guinness likened to "a silver trumpet muffled in silk". Gielgud is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

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Sir John Gielgud's Timeline

April 14, 1904
Kensington, Greater London, UK
May 21, 2000
Age 96
Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, Britain (UK)
United Kingdon