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Screen legend Richard Attenborough passed away yesterday at the age of 90, eliciting numerous tributes, remembrances and retrospectives around the world. While reminiscing about his life and work, consider these seven things you may not have known about the Oscar-winner.

1. Attenborough appeared in a propaganda film titled Journey Together while serving as a pilot in the Second World War.

attenborough-david2. Attenborough’s official title was “The Rt Hon. The Lord Attenborough, CBE.” His brother (pictured above earlier this year with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Dame Helen Mirren during a reception at Buckingham Palace), Sir David Attenborough, a naturalist and broadcaster, is revered alongside Princess Diana, William Shakespeare, and Florence Nightingale as one of the greatest Britons in history.

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