This Day in Jewish History British Heartthrob Actor Is Shot Down by the Nazis

Leslie Howard’s most-remembered role is probably his 1939 performance as Ashley Wilkes in 'Gone with the Wind,' although it was a part he hated.

April 3, 1893, is the birthdate of British actor Leslie Howard, who, though remembered by many as personifying the quintessential English gentleman in many of his more than 25 films, was the son of a Hungarian Jewish father, and spent five years of his childhood in Vienna. Howard did indeed become a British patriot and passionate anti-Nazi, who devoted what were the last years of his...