Colonel John Edward "Jack" Hawkins was born September 14, 1910 in London, England and died July 18, 1973 in London, England. Hawkins began his acting career on stage at the age of 12 in "Where The Rainbow Ends". His career in film began in 1930 with the film 'The Perfect Alibi' and continued until his death in 1973. Hawkins' final role, in the mini series QB VII did not debut until 1974. Jack Hawkins is best known for his roles in 'Ben Hur', 'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Bridge Over the River Kwai' and 'Zulu'. Jack Hawkins often played the role of World War II officers. Between his roles on film and tv Hawkins had approximately 90 roles spanning 44 years.Hawkins had two wives. He was married to his first wife, Jessica Tandy, from 1932-1940. The two had one daughter named Susan. His second marriage to Doreen Lawrence lasted from 1947 till the time of his death in 1973. This marriage resulted in three children Caroline, Nick and Andrew.
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