A Tribute To Leslie Howard


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Tribute to 'Gone with the Wind' film star Leslie Howard.

BBC Home Service tribute to 'Gone with the Wind' film star, Leslie Howard, broadcast to mark his tragic wartime death on 1st June 1943 - when his flight from Lisbon to London came under attack from enemy aircraft. The plane went missing and was assumed lost.

Born on 3rd April 1893, Howard started as a bank clerk, but went on to become a huge cinema box office draw in the 1930s.

Writer JB Priestley, who broadcast with Howard many times, pays tribute.

Narrator: Joseph MacLeod

Written by Basil Woon.

Producer: Laurence Gilliam

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service on 6th June 1943.