British actor Trevor Howard. Image Credit: Gulf News Archives

1988 - British actor Trevor Howard, famous for his portrayals of rugged, hard-living characters in films such as The Third Man, Mutiny on the Bounty and Odette, died after a short illness. He was 71. Howard, whose strong sense of humour matched his screen image as a hardened leader of men, trained in Shakespearean theatre but moved into the film industry where he made his name as in Mutiny on the Bounty, playing alongside Marlon Brando. The most memorable and popular among them was Brief Encounter in 1946, in which he co-starred with Celia Johnson. Howard was nominated for an Academy Award for his vivid performance as the father in Sons and Lovers in 1960 and won a television Emmy for playing the title role in The Invincible Mr. Disraeli.

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