Orlando Wells

January 16, 2011 by Post Team 

Orlando Wells, (AP) - British actress Susannah York, one of the biggest stars of Hollywood and British films in the 1960s and early 1970s, died in London at the age of 72.

York died Saturday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where she was treated for cancer of the bone marrow.

His son, actor Orlando Wells, said York was “an incredibly courageous woman” who did not complain of his illness. He says she went to hospital on January 6 after experiencing shoulder pain. He called it “a really wonderful mother.”

York was nominated for an Oscar for 1969′s hit “They Shoot Horses, Do not they?” and has also starred in “Tom Jones”, “A Man for All Seasons” and other classics of that era.

With her beautiful blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes, York had a strong presence in the film that brought him a series of leading roles. Later, she then worked in television and on stage, winning a number of honors and awards throughout his long career.

She has worked with many Hollywood filmmakers, including John Huston and Sydney Pollack, and many leading players, winning praise for his professionalism and dedication.

In 1972, York has won the award for best actress at Cannes.

Her son and daughter and several grandchildren survive her.

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