Howard next to Bette Davis in Of Human Bondage (1934)

The Shoot-Down of Leslie Howard – Gone with the Wind Star

In May 1943 the famous British actor, producer, and director Leslie Howard conducted a month-long “entertainer goodwill” tour ostensibly promoting in Spain and Portugal a movie he had produced, The Lamp Still Burns. Upon completing the tour Howard and his friend Alfred T. Chenhalls, now in Lisbon, Portugal, were anxious to return to England. Utilizing their VIP status, they …

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