Donald Pleasence Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Donald Pleasence Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth October 5, 1919
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death February 2, 1995

Donald Pleasence was an English actor, stage actor, and voice artist whose film credits include The Beachcomber, Value for Money, The Man in the Sky, A Tale of Two Cities, The Wind Cannot Read, Heart of a Child, The Man Inside, Look Back in Anger, The Flesh and the Fiends, Hell Is a City, A Story of David, No Love for Johnnie, Suspect, THX 1138, The Great Escape, The Caretaker, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Night of the Generals, You Only Live Twice, Eye of the Devil, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Henry VIII and His Six Wives, Wedding in White, Tales That Witness Madness, Barry McKenzie Holds His Own, Halloween, Wake in Fright, Halloween II, The Eagle Has Landed, The Passover Plot, The Last Tycoon, and Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie.

Born Name

Donald Henry Pleasence

Nick Name


Donald Pleasence as seen while posing for the camera in London, England in 1973Donald Pleasence as seen while posing for the camera in London, England in 1973 (Allan Warren / User:Allan warren’s archive / CC BY-SA 3.0)


He was born on October 5, 1919.


On February 2, 1995, Donald Pleasence passed away at the age of 75 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Alpes-Maritimes, France. The cause of the death was complications of heart failure following heart valve replacement surgery.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Worksop, Bassetlaw District, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom





Donald Pleasence studied at Crosby Junior School in Scunthorpe and Ecclesfield Grammar School near Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire.


Actor, Stage Artist, Voice Actor


  • Father – Thomas Stanley Pleasence (Railway Station Master)
  • Mother – Alice (née Armitage)
  • Others – Edward Armitage (Maternal Grandfather), Alice Hardy (Maternal Grandmother)

Net Worth

According to, he had a net worth of $10 Million.




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Donald Pleasence dated –

  • Miriam Raymond (1941-1958)​ – He got married to actor Miriam Raymond in 1941 and they had 2 daughters named Angela Pleasence (b. September 30, 1941) and Jean Pleasence (b. 1951). The marriage ended in divorce in 1958.
  • Josephine Martin Crombie (1959-1970)​ – From 1959 to 1970, Donald Pleasence was married to actor and singer Josephine Martin Crombie and they also had 2 daughters – Lucy Pleasence (b. 1961) and Polly Jo Pleasence (b. February 1, 1963).
  • Meira Shore (1970-1988)​ – He married his 3rd wife, singer Meira Shore, in 1970 and they welcomed a daughter named Miranda Pleasence in October 1970. Donald and Meira divorced in 1988.
  • Linda J. Kentwood (1988-1995)​ – In 1988, he married Linda J. Kentwood and they remained together until his death in 1995.
  • Race / Ethnicity


    Donald Pleasence was of English descent.

    Donald Pleasence as seen in a black-and-white cropped screenshot from the trailer for the film 'Eye of the Devil'Donald Pleasence as seen in a black-and-white cropped screenshot from the trailer for the film ‘Eye of the Devil’ (Self made screen capture from a public domain film trailer / ‘Eye of the Devil’ trailer / Public Domain)

    Hair Color

    Salt and Pepper

    Eye Color


    Sexual Orientation


    Distinctive Features

    • Piercing blue eyes
    • Intense performances
    • Rich smooth voice

    Brand Endorsements

    Donald Pleasence was cast in a TV commercial for Holsten Pils lager in 1979.


    He was raised as a Methodist.

    Donald Pleasence Facts

  • He spent his childhood years growing up in the small village of Grimoldby, Lincolnshire.
  • After completing his formal education, Donald Pleasence worked as the clerk-in-charge at Swinton railway station. However, he eventually decided to pursue a career in acting and joined the Jersey Repertory Company in 1939.
  • He initially refused conscription into the British Armed Forces, registering as a conscientious objector, in December 1939 but later changed his stance in the autumn of 1940 after the attacks upon London by the Luftwaffe. He volunteered with the Royal Air Force and served as an aircraft wireless operator with No. 166 Squadron in Bomber Command.
  • Donald Pleasence was discharged from the RAF in 1946.
  • He was nominated for the Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Broadway Play” 4 times – for Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker in 1962, for Jean Anouilh’s Poor Bitos in 1965, for Robert Shaw’s The Man in the Glass Booth in 1969, and for Simon Gray’s Wise Child in 1972.
  • In 1994, Donald Pleasence was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his services to the acting profession by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • He shared a close bond with character actor Peter Vaughan.
  • Featured Image by Allan Warren / User:Allan warren’s archive / CC BY-SA 3.0

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