Sir John Gielgud, also known in full as Sir Arthur John Gielgud, was a revered English actor and theatre director, who was one of the most famous 20th century British stage actors. In addition to his enormous success on stage, he also had a very successful television and film career starring in films such as 1933's The Good Companions, 1964's Becket and 1981's Arthur.
He was knighted in 1953. Over the course of his career, he became one of the few entertainers to ever win all four major entertainment awards: the Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar.
At the age of 87, he became the oldest person to ever win an Emmy award.
In 1953, during the time when being gay was considered a criminal offence, he was arrested while trying to find a gay lover at one of London's underground public lavatories.
was a famous English actor, director, and producer,
who was born on
April 14, 1904. As a person born on this date, John Gielgud is listed in our database as the 23rd
most popular celebrity for the day (April 14) and the 26th most popular for the year (1904).
People born on April 14
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
John Gielgud is the 673rd most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to John Gielgud's birthday, John Gielgud is the 788th most famous English.
In general, John Gielgud ranks as the 8095th
most popular famous person, and the 1486th most popular actor of all time.
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