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In December 1965, Hawkins was diagnosed with [[Esophageal cancer|throat cancer]]. His entire larynx was removed in January 1966. In March of that year he appeared at a royal screening of ''[[Born Free]]'' attended by the [[Elizabeth II|Queen]] and received a standing ovation.<ref>{{cite news|title=Queen Gives Jack Hawkins a Big Hand|newspaper=Los Angeles Times|date=16 Mar 1966|page= d14}}</ref>
Thereafter his performances were dubbed, often (with Hawkins's approval) by [[Robert Rietti]] or [[Charles Gray (actor)|Charles Gray]]. Hawkins continued to smoke after losing his voice.<ref>{{cite web|url=httphttps://www.allmovie.com/artist/jack-hawkins-p31110|title=Jack Hawkins movies, photos, movie reviews, filmography and biography – AllMovie|work=AllMovie}}</ref> In private, he used a [[electrolarynx|mechanical larynx]] to aid his speech.<ref name="Connelly">{{cite book | first=Jack | last=Hawkins | title=Anything for a Quiet Life | publisher=Coronet | location=London | year=1975 | isbn=0-340-19866-4}}</ref>
In 1967 it was reported that he would direct [[Peter O'Toole]] in ''St Patrick's Battalion'' in [[Mexico]] but the film was not made.<ref>{{cite news|title=Jack Hawkins to direct O'Toole|newspaper=The Irish Times |date=10 July 1967|page= 11}}</ref>
==Personal life==
Hawkins married actress [[Jessica Tandy]] in 1932, and the couple divorced in 1940. Together they had one daughter, Susan Hawkins (b. 1934).<ref>httphttps://articles.latimes.com/1995-06-18/entertainment/ca-14212_1_jessica-tandy</ref> In 1947, Hawkins married former actress Doreen Lawrence (1919–2013), and they remained married until his death in 1973.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/512405/|title=BFI Screenonline: Hawkins, Jack (1910-1973) Biography|work=screenonline.org.uk}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/mandrake/10123675/Widow-of-Jack-Hawkins-dies-aged-94.html|title=Widow of Jack Hawkins dies aged 94|date=17 June 2013|work=Telegraph.co.uk}}</ref> Together they had three children, Caroline (b. 1955),<ref>{{Cite book | url=https://books.google.com/books?id=Ey59RZZaWeYC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154#v=onepage&q=caroline%20hawkins%20daughter%20of%20jack%20hawkins | title=London Theatre Walks: Thirteen Dramatic Tours Through Four Centuries of History and Legend| isbn=9781557835161| last1=Young| first1=Jim De| last2=Miller| first2=John| year=2003}}</ref> Andrew, and Nicholas Hawkins.