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Alec Guinness
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Born in Marylebone, London
Born on 2nd of April 1914
Died in London
Died on 5th of August 2000

1914 - 2000. English actor.

Trained as actor at the Fay Compton Studio of Dramatic Art. Made stage debut in Libel (1934). Served in the Royal Navy during WWII. Made film debut as an extra in Evensong (1934). Appeared in successful films with Ealing Studios such as Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) and The Lavender Hill Mob (1951). Won best actor Oscar for Bridge Over the River Kwai (1957). Appeared on television as George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979). Knighted in 1959.

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