Rowland Leigh

Rowland Leigh

writer, additional crew, music department

Rowland Leigh was born on May 16, 1902 in UK. Rowland Leigh's big-screen debut came with Elstree Calling directed by André Charlot in 1930. Rowland Leigh is known for The Adventures of Robin Hood directed by Michael Curtiz, Errol Flynn stars as Robin Hood and Olivia de Havilland as Maid Marian. The upcoming new movie Rowland Leigh plays is Addio Mimí! which will be released on Jul 16, 1950.

Rowland Leigh, called Rowley by his family, was Rowland Henry Gordon Leigh. His mother, Mabel Gordon of Savannah, married Hon. Rowland Charles Frederick Leigh, son of William Henry Leigh, 2nd Baron Leigh of Stoneleigh and Lady Caroline Amelia Grosvenor, on 31 October 1898. Rowland had one sister, Margaret Ethel Leigh Graves. She was an author who used the pen name Jane Gordon. The Gordons of Savannah were in the cotton business. Rowland's grandparents were Eleanor Kinzie Gordon of Chicago and William Washington Gordon Jr. Willie Gordon served in the Confederate Army and the Spanish-American War. In the 1930s, when Katherine Hepburn was visiting the South (she was being considered to play Scarlett in Gone with the Wind), she came for lunch at the house of the Gordon family at 10 E. Oglethorpe Avenue. Rowley had sent her to meet his uncle's family. A portrait of Rowland's mother, Mabel McLane Gordon Leigh, is in the New York Historical Society.

  • Birthday

    May 16, 1902
  • Place of Birth

    London, England, UK