As per our current Database, Donald Houston has been died on 13 October 1991(1991-10-13) (aged 67)\nCoimbra, Portugal.
When Donald Houston die, Donald Houston was 67 years old.
|Popular As||Donald Houston|
|Age||67 years old|
|Born||November 06, 1923 ( Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom)|
|Town/City||Tonypandy, Wales, United Kingdom|
Donald Houston’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.
Donald Houston was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.
Houston was born in Clydach Vale, near Tonypandy, Glamorgan and was the elder brother of actor Glyn Houston and a sister, Jean. His father Alex was a professional football player from Scotland, and his mother Elsie ran a milk round. After leaving school he worked at a local colliery before making his first foray into acting in 1940, when he performed on stage with the Pilgrim Players. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War.
He could also handle comedy, as he proved with Doctor in the House (1954) and the later Doctor in Distress (1963), both significant successes in Europe, and Carry On Jack (1963). Though preferring quality parts, he was not above journeyman work in films such as Maniac (1963) and Tales That Witness Madness (1973).
Houston had a successful career as a character actor in British film and television, with prominent parts in several well-known films, including Yangtse Incident (1957), The Longest Day (1962, in which he appeared alongside Richard Burton), 633 Squadron (1964), Where Eagles Dare (1968, again with Burton) and The Sea Wolves (1981). He would sometimes indulge his Welsh accent, and at other times conceal it behind an English public school voice. His forte tended to be authority figures, often military, such as the brilliant but tough David Caulder, the head of Moonbase 3, or Dr Francis in "Thirteen to Centaurus" (from the anthology series Out of the Unknown).
On 13 October 1991, Donald Houston died in Coimbra, Portugal at the age of 67.