David Niven (1910-1983), Actor, producer and writer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Actor and author. Born in London, Niven graduated from the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and had a variety of jobs before making his debut in Hollywood in 1934. In the 1940s Niven starred in war dramas such as A Matter of Life and Death (1946) but was generally cast as the urbane English-style leading man. His performance in Separate Tables (1958) won him an Academy Award.
by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1948