June 11, 1919

Actor Richard Todd, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Cpl. Lachlan McLachlan in 1949’s The Hasty Heart, was born on June 11, 1919 in Dublin. After training for a military career, Todd changed his sights and enrolled at the Italia Conti Academy of Theater Arts in London. He first appeared in a production of Twelfth Night in 1936. Todd enlisted in the British Army during World War II. After his successful role in The Hasty Heart, he appeared in several more films including The Longest Day (1962.) He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1993 and died on December 9, 2009.

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