Sunday, January 16, 2011

British Actress Susannah York Died : At The Age Of (72).

British Actress Susannah York Dies : Saturday at The Age Of (72)

British actress Susannah York, one of the leading stars of British and Hollywood films in the late 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London at the age of 72.
York died of cancer Saturday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

Her son, the actor Orlando Wells, said York was an incredibly brave woman who did not complain about her illness and a "truly wonderful mother." He said she went into the hospital on Jan. 6 after experiencing shoulder pain.

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Susannah Yolande Fletcher was born in Chelsea in 1939. After growing up in Scotland and studying at Rada, she got her screen break in the Highland army drama.York's career continued to thrive throughout the 1960s, with roles in Sands of the Kalahari, espionage adventures Kaleidoscope and Sebastian, and as Sir Thomas More's daughter in A Man for All Seasons in 1966 (also the year in which she read a story on Jackanory, anticipating her own later career as a children's author). She scored a career highlight in The Killing of Sister George (1968), Robert Aldrich's black comedy starring Beryl Reid as the sacred monster of light entertainment and York as her lover, Childie.

In 1972 York won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. Her film work tailed off as London's "Swinging Sixties" era faded into cultural history, but she did play Superman's mother in several of the films.

Susannah York, the actress who died on January 15 aged 72, was, along with Julie Christie and Sarah Miles, one of the quintessential faces of the 1960s, when her blonde hair and startling blue eyes won her an army of male admirers.

She was a woman with grace and stature. She had advanced bone marrow cancer which she had an operation for. But, last Thursday, she had a scan and then the descent was fast. In the end, her death was painless and quick.

Describing his mother as down to earth, Mr Wells said: "She was as happy in a pub theatre in Islington as she was in Hollywood."

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