David Niven(1910-1983), Actor, producer and writer
Sitter in 14 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
by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 19 September 1951
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