NO HOWARD Genealogy connections. Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind (1939)... Howard was born Leslie Howard Steiner to a British mother, Lilian (née Blumberg), and a Hungarian father, Ferdinand Steiner, in Forest Hill, London, UK.
Leslie Howard, actor - "Ashley" in "Gone With The Wind." He & others died June 1, 1943, on a flight from Lisbon to London. Their aircraft was shot down by a German Junker over Bay of Biscay. Howard had been engaged in secret war work & the Germans believed Winston Churchill, who had been in Algiers, might also be on board.