Born: February 1908 in Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK as Lewis Ernest Watts Mills.
Other: He made his film debut in The Midshipmaid in 1932, and during the next two decades was one of Britain's top box-office stars. Wife of Mary Hayley Mills and father of Hayley and Juliet Mills, he won an Academy Award for his performance as a crippled mute in David Lean's Ryan's Daughter. His best-known films include Goodbye, Mr. Chips, The Young Mr. Pitt, In Which We Serve, This Happy Breed, Great Expectations (as Mr. Pip), The Rocking Horse Winner, Hobson's Choice, Around The World In 80 Days, Tunes Of Glory, Swiss Family Robinson, The Chalk Garden, The Wrong Box, Gandhi, Deadly Advice, and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. In 1976 he was knighted and became Sir John Mills. He is the grandfather of Crispian Mills, lead singer of the band Kula Shaker.
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