Saturday, January 15, 2011

Susannah York, R. I. P.

'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' Actress Susannah York Dies - The Hollywood Reporter: "British actress Susannah York, who earned a best supporting actress for her role as a dance marathon contestant in the 1969 Sydney Pollack film They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, passed away Friday from advanced bone marrow cancer. She was 72.

The stage, film and television actress was also a Cannes best actress winner for Images, as well as an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee. Her best known film roles included A Man for All Seasons, The Maids, Tom Jones, and X, Y and Zee, opposite Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine. She played Superman's mother Lara in 1978's Superman and Superman II as well."


courtney joyner said...

At her most beautiful and seductive in the wonderful THE SILENT PARTNER with Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer. A true English rose, she will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that.

Needless to say (I hope), Susannah York did not win a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for They Shoot Horse or anything else. She was nominated, however.

She was in a lot of memorable things in the '60s and '70s but I haven't seen any of her recent work.

72 is way too young.


Bud said...

She portrayed Thomas Moore's daughter very well in A Man for All Seasons.

Garry said...

Wow- I didn't even realize how sick she was.... My deepest condolences to her family.