Donald Houston

About Donald Houston

Who is it?: Actor, Writer, Soundtrack
Birth Day: November 06, 1923
Birth Place:  Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1949–1983
Spouse(s): Brenda Hogan (m. 1949; his death 1991)
Family: Glyn Houston (brother)

Donald Houston

Donald Houston was born on November 06, 1923 in  Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom, is Actor, Writer, Soundtrack. Sandy-haired Welsh actor who served in the RAF during World War II and hit paydirt and stardom with his first two British films, The Blue Lagoon (1949) with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness, maintaining his career with lesser distinction in bawdy comedies and melodramas. His characters were authority figures, often military in war movies like Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957), The Longest Day (1962) and Where Eagles Dare (1968) (the latters with Richard Burton).
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As per our current Database, Donald Houston has been died on 13 October 1991(1991-10-13) (aged 67)\nCoimbra, Portugal.

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When Donald Houston die, Donald Houston was 67 years old.

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Occupation Actor
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 06, 1923 ( Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom)
Birthday November 06
Town/City  Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom
Nationality United Kingdom

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Donald Houston’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

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Houston was born in Clydach Vale, near Tonypandy, Glamorgan and was the elder brother of actor Glyn Houston and a sister, Jean. His father Alex was a professional football player from Scotland, and his mother Elsie ran a milk round. After leaving school he worked at a local colliery before making his first foray into acting in 1940, when he performed on stage with the Pilgrim Players. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.


He could also handle comedy, as he proved with Doctor in the House (1954) and the later Doctor in Distress (1963), both significant successes in Europe, and Carry On Jack (1963). Though preferring quality parts, he was not above journeyman work in films such as Maniac (1963) and Tales That Witness Madness (1973).


Houston had a successful career as a character actor in British film and television, with prominent parts in several well-known films, including Yangtse Incident (1957), The Longest Day (1962, in which he appeared alongside Richard Burton), 633 Squadron (1964), Where Eagles Dare (1968, again with Burton) and The Sea Wolves (1981). He would sometimes indulge his Welsh accent, and at other times conceal it behind an English public school voice. His forte tended to be authority figures, often military, such as the brilliant but tough David Caulder, the head of Moonbase 3, or Dr Francis in "Thirteen to Centaurus" (from the anthology series Out of the Unknown).


On 13 October 1991, Donald Houston died in Coimbra, Portugal at the age of 67.

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