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Birth name Edward Welsford Rowsell Howell
Birth 15 june 1902
Death 20 august 1986 (at 84 years)
Edward Welsford Rowsell "Teddy" Howell (15 June 1902 – 20 August 1986) was an English-born, English and later Australian character actor, radio producer and director and scriptwriter. He was most notable for his career in Australia in all genres of the entertainment industry including radio, stage, television and film. In 1927 he appeared in the early Australian film For the Term of His Natural Life, at the time the highest grossing film in Australian cinema.
He was married to Mary Cecilia Long on 11 May 1927, an English actress known professionally as Therese Desmond, and nicknamed Molly, whom he had met whilst appearing with Sydney's Playbox Theatre, marrying at the St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Sydney, Australia. Molly suffered a stroke in 1955 and died in 1961. Edward died on 20 August 1986, in Chatswood, New South Wales at the age of 84, and was cremated.