British actress Susannah York dies aged 72: report
Wednesday 19 January 2011
British actress Susannah York, a 1960s beauty who was nominated for an Oscar for the 1969 film "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", has died at the age of 72, a newspaper reported Saturday.
York had been suffering from cancer and died on Friday surrounded by family, her son Orlando Wells told The Daily Telegraph newspaper.
"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," he said.
Wells, himself an actor, added: "She was an absolutely fantastic mother, who was very down to earth... Both (his sister) Sasha and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as a mother."
York acted on the stage, on television and in films, and was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress in "They Shoot Horses", the tale of a disparate group of characters taking part in a dance marathon.
She also starred in the multi-Oscar-winning story of Thomas More, "A Man for All Seasons" (1966).
Arts & Ents blogs
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
Vince Cable: Teachers 'know absolutely nothing' about the world of work
Ukraine crisis: Russia pledges to 'retaliate against sanctions' as Ukrainian president says Crimea vote will not be recognised
- 1 International Women's Day 2014: The shocking statistics that show why it is still so important
- 2 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 3 Dear 'The Sun', breast cancer isn't sexy
- 4 Teacher shows sex tape featuring herself to pupils during class by mistake
- 5 Singapore sting: Sky-high prices are pushing locals to the edge of affordability