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Susannah York dies, aged 72

17 January 2011

British actress Susannah York has sadly passed away at the age of 72, having lost her battle with cancer.

Born in Chelsea, London, but raised in Scotland, the widely regarded actress, starring in features such as Superman and Images, passed away on Friday.

Despite never actually winning an Academy Award, she was nominated in 1970 for best supporting actress for her role in They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, yet won a BAFTA in the very same category.

Never shy of controversy, the prestigious actress appeared in Frank Marcus' comedy drama The Killing of Sister George, in which she played the part of a lesbian - a quite controversial move for the actress, when putting the film in context as to when it was released (1968).

York's death has come as a shock to the entertainment world, as following the death of Pete Postlethwaite, both Britain and Hollywood alike mourn the passing of yet another acting great.


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