|Birthname||Noël Peirce Coward|
|born on||16 December 1899 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )|
|Place||Teddington, England, 51n26, 0w20|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°57' 12°34 Asc. 22°19'|
British actor, director, dramatist, playwright, producer, lyricist and composer. Coward was born into a musical family of genteel poverty who had to struggle to pay their bills. His strong-willed mom had to take in "paying guests" to make ends meet. Noel's education was spotty at best and he made a stage debut at the age of 12. Though he wrote his first play at 19, he was 25 by the time it was produced. His celebrity began with the success of "The Vortex," 1924. An artist who expressed his best ideas with flippant repartee, his wit became legendary. He loved fun and hated boredom, couching a shrewd and often biting analysis of political correctness in the turn of a phrase that incited laughter.
He was famous by the age of 24 and considered a somewhat scandalous figure, a closet homosexual. As the gay lifestyle not easily accepted at that time, he kept his sexual nature covert. The doyen of postwar Britain, he lived in a whirl of constant cocktail parties. More recent biographers are beginning to reveal more of Coward's own private life; one of his lovers was Prince George, a grandson of Queen Victoria.
Coward wrote two autobiographical books, "Present Indicative" in 1937 and "Future Indefinite" in 1954. He embarked on a world tour at 27. While at the Chapel Royal School in Clapham, England, he developed a fine singing voice and acquired dramatic training at the Italia Conti Academy. During WWI, he enlisted in the Artist's Rifle but was discharged due to health reasons. Coward's "Private Lives" was written in just five days. Produced in 1930, it still is a popular vehicle for the theater, as well as "Blythe Spirit," produced in 1941. Between 1929 and 1932 he was reputedly the highest paid playwright in the world. In addition to writing the words and music, he also produced most of his plays and acted in several. In 1955 he was playing Las Vegas for $30,000 a week. His melodies and lyrics remain part of our lives, such as "I'll See You Again," "Somewhere I'll Find You" and "Mad About the Boy."
Behind the dilettante façade, Coward has been described as hard-working, professional, an acerbic critic and man of taste. He once said that "work is more fun than fun." He expressed himself with clever and flippant repartee. World traveled, he seldom stayed long anywhere until her discovered his beloved Jamaica. In 1970, he was Knighted.
Noël Coward died on 26 March 1973 at age 73 of a heart attack in Port Maria, Jamaica.
- associate relationship with Drawbell, James (born 15 April 1899)
- friend relationship with Breckinridge, Bunny (born 6 August 1903)
- friend relationship with Mountbatten, Lord Louis (born 25 June 1900)
- friend relationship with Niven, David (born 1 March 1910)
- friend relationship with Porter, Cole (born 9 June 1891)
- friend relationship with Scott Moncrieff, Charles Kenneth (born 25 September 1889)
- lover relationship with George, Duke of Kent (born 20 December 1902)
- lover relationship with Rorem, Ned (born 23 October 1923)
- (has as) worker relationship with Mantovani (born 15 November 1905)
- Work : New Career 1912 (Stage debut)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1923 (Release of "The Vortex")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1937 (First autobiograghy published)
- Work : New Job 1955 (Worked Las Vegas)
- Work : Prize 1970 (Knighted)
LMR quotes Biography: Leslie, Payne & Marley, "Noel Coward and Friends" reproduces his baby book page printed in his mother's own hand, p.10.
(Formerly, Sabian Symbols No.277 gave 4:24 AM; same from Bray in AQ Winter 1938, who stated that his mom gave "just before 4:30 AM.")
Biography: Philip Hoare, "Noel Coward, A Biography," Simon & Schuster.
Terry Castle, "Noel Coward & Radclyffe Hall, Kindred Spirits," Columbia University Press.
Graham Payn with Barry Day, "My Life With Noel Coward," Applause, paperback.
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Terminal attack)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Same sex
- Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Party animal)
- Passions : Sexuality : Gay (Closet gay, discreet)
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Devout So. Baptist)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer (Stage debut age 12)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Legitimate theater from youth)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Dramatic singing voice)
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
- Vocation : Travel : Trucking business (Diesel trucking transportation company)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Two)
- Vocation : Writers : Humor
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (From age 19)
- Notable : Awards : Knighted
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection