Actress Susannah York Dies at Age 72
British actress Susannah York, one of the most memorable film actresses of the 1960s and a veteran of the UK stage, died from cancer at the age of 72.York was best known for her role opposite Jane Fonda in the 1969 film "They Shoot Horses Don't They?" She received an Oscar nomination for her role. "She was an absolutely fantastic mother, who was very down to earth," said son and actor Orlando Wells to the Sunday Telegraph newspaper."She loved nothing more than cooking a good Sunday roast and sitting around a fire of a winter's evening. In some sense, she was quite a home girl."She achieved international fame in classic films like "Tom Jones" and "A Man For All Seasons" and starred opposite actors such as ElizaBeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and Peter O'Toole.Her film roles became less notable during the 1970s but she continued an extensive stage career. She appeared in The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs with Lucinda Childs, Appearances in Paris, For no good Reason, as well as the UK tour of The Wings of the Dove, and the Loves of Shakespeare's Women amongst other shows.
She also played the part of Nelly in an adaption of Wuthering Heights and most recently starred alongside Jos Vantyler in The Tennessee Williams Triple Bill at The New End Theatre in London."She was as happy in a pub theater in Islington as she was in Hollywood," Wells said.She told Reuters in a 2001 interview that theater was her real love. "This is where I belong," she said. Besides acting, York wrote children's books and was an anti-nuclear campaigner.York is survived by her two children, as well as a grandson and a granddaughter.
More Hot Stories For You
Complete casting, creatives, and more have been announced for New York Theatre Workshop's adaptation of Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, for the previo... (read more)
Photo Flash: COMPANY Cast Strikes a Pose in Character!
Following the critically acclaimed, sold-out engagement in London's West End, the visionary new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's land... (read more)
Hudson Loverro and More to Star in TREVOR; Full Casting Announced
Producers Roy Furman John Ambrosino / Josie Bray / Mark Woods have announced the 19-member company of Trevor, the new musical making its New York prem... (read more)
Photo Flash: First Look at FLY at La Jolla Playhouse, Starring Storm Lever, Lincoln Clauss, Isabelle McCalla, and More!
La Jolla Playhouse presents the new musical Fly, based on the J.M. Barrie novel Peter and Wendy.... (read more)
Photo Flash: First Look at Alexandra Billings, Lindsay Pearce and More in WICKED on Broadway
Get your first look at the latest company defying gravity in WIcked on Broadway!... (read more)
Check Out Exclusive New Designs & Savings In The Theatre Shop
The Theatre Shop is adding brand new designs every week! Start Monday off right by indulging your inner threatre kid with a brand new design!... (read more)