British-born David Niven began his acting career in 1935, appearing in movie classics that have stood the test of time. Immensely popular with moviemakers and fans alike, Niven's urbane wittiness and charm enamored him to them throughout his long career. After grieving the death of his young first wife and left to raise two small children, he developed his career and won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1958. He later attained success as a writer. This reference is a definitive guide to David Niven's fascinating career. The book begins with a short biography that summarizes his life and provides a context for his work. The following chapters are each devoted to Niven's work in a particular medium, such as film, stage, radio, and television. Each chapter includes entries for Niven's performances, which provide full production information, plot synopses, review excerpts, and commentary. Other portions of the book offer information on material written by Niven, his various awards, and an annotated bibliography of works about him.