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Donald Wolfit (Donald Woolfitt) was born on 20 April, 1902 in New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, is an Actor, Writer, Miscellaneous. Discover Donald Wolfit's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Donald Wolfit networth?

Popular As Donald Woolfitt
Occupation actor,writer,miscellaneous
Age 66 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born 20 April 1902
Birthday 20 April
Birthplace New Balderton, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Date of death 17 February, 1968
Died Place Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Nationality UK

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Donald Wolfit Height, Weight & Measurements

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Who Is Donald Wolfit's Wife?

His wife is Rosalind Iden (1948 - 17 February 1968) ( his death), Susan Katherine Anthony (1934 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children), Chris Castor (16 April 1928 - 1934) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Wife Rosalind Iden (1948 - 17 February 1968) ( his death), Susan Katherine Anthony (1934 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children), Chris Castor (16 April 1928 - 1934) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Donald Wolfit Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Donald Wolfit worth at the age of 66 years old? Donald Wolfit’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from UK. We have estimated Donald Wolfit's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Room at the Top (1959), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and Becket (1964). Of those, Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is a winner in the category.


One of the great British stage actors of his era Donald Wolfit was noted for his magnificent portrayals of King Lear and Tamburlaine. Yet no actor of his generation was surrounded by more controversy. He was temperamental and difficult to deal with, enraged by criticism and tyrannical with the companies he led. Although his talent was never in any doubt, critics often condemned his companies' poor supporting players and tasteless costumes. Even in death he had his critics. Wolfit appeared in numerous theatre seasons at the Old Vic and Stratford-upon-Avon but preferred the life of a touring player and as the star of a vagabond troupe. He also appeared in many films and television plays. One of his most barnstorming performances was in the title role of the film Svengali (1954) in which, with his hypnotic real-life stare, he puts Hildegard Knef into a permanent trance. The money from his film work helped to finance many of his stage productions.


Often derided as a ham actor because, although he was good, his company was full of nondescript actors, none of whom would be able to outshine the star. He gave his name to the character "Wolfit" in the ground-breaking 1950s radio comedy "The Goon Show" played by Spike Milligan who reprised the character in the 1956 film The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn (1956) where a 'resting' silent actor accidentally goes into the Police station instead of the Labour Exchange.


In 1948, Donald finally married his longtime co-star, actress Rosalind Iden, who was the daughter of British director, actor and educator B. (Ben) Iden Payne (1881-1976) and Edwardian actress Mona Limerick. Dr. Payne was internationally known as a Shakespearean director and for his modified Elizabethan staging. He directed both Donald and his daughter in Stratford Festival productions of "Troilus and Cressida" and "Much Ado About Nothing" in 1936. Dr. Payne was also the source of inspiration for the character of "The Old Actor" in Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's long-running musical "The Fantasticks".


Third wife Rosalind co-starred on Broadway with Donald in 1947 playing Cordelia to his Lear, Rosalind to his Touchstone, Portia to his Shylock, and Ophelia to his Hamlet.


At the time that Laurence Olivier first played Richard III onstage in 1944, Wolfit's Richard had set the standard and was considered definitive, but Olivier's portrayal easily surpassed Wolfit's, and became the new standard by which other performances of the role have been judged.


Sir Donald's first professional acting work was done in the 1920s, in the company of a now-forgotten actor-manager named Charles Doran. Sir Ralph Richardson got his start in the same company and at the same time. The two future actor-knights were not friends.