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Peter O'Toole, the star of David Lean's 1962 classic "Lawrence of Arabia," has passed away at the Wellington hospital in London. He was 81 years old. "His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts," said daughter Kate O'Toole. "Lawrence of Arabia" was one of the actor's first movies and continues to be his most famous project of his career, which consists of over sixty films, including "The Lion in Winter," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" and "My Favorite Year." O'Toole never won an Oscar, but has been nominated eight times. He was eventually honored with an Academy Honorary Award in 2003 for his lifetime achievement in film. Outside of the Oscars, the actor won four Golden Globs and an Emmy. »
One of the best known and most widely respected actors of his generation, who achieved superstar status after his Academy Award-nominated performance in the 1962 epic "Lawrence of Arabia," Peter O'Toole died in London on Saturday at age 81. "His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time," his daughter Katherine O'Toole said in a statement on Sunday. "Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts." O'Toole's leading man good looks and commanding screen (and stage) presence captivated audiences and earned him eight Academy Award nominations, but no wins. With the 2006 film "Venus," O’Toole eclipsed Richard Burton by becoming the most nominated actor never to win a competitive Oscar, according to Variety. When the Academy announced plans to give O'Toole an Honorary Oscar in 2002, he declined, writing that he was "still in »
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While there is some debate as to where and when he was actually born, the actor accepted August 2, 1932 as his official birth date. The son of Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish football player and metal plater, and Constance Jane Eliot (née Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, O'Toole grew up in Leeds, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
After leaving school, he had a brief stint as a trainee journalist and photographer for the Yorkshire Evening Post and a signaller for the Royal Navy, before attending the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada) in 1952. Upon leaving the school in 1954, O'Toole became a theatre fixture, starring in several plays at the Old Vic with the English Stage Company before transitioning into television and film. »
Actor Peter O'Toole, best known for his work in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, passed away today at the age of 81. No cause of death was given at this time. Here's what his daughter, Kate O'Toole, had to say in a statement.
"His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts. In due course there will be a memorial filled with song and good cheer, as he would have wished. We will be happy to speak to you all then but in the meantime if you could give Peter O'Toole the respect he deserves and allow us to grieve privately we'd appreciate it. Thank you all again for your beautiful tributes - keep them coming."
Michael D. Higgins, the President of Ireland and friend to the late actor, »
var brightcovevideoid = ' 2937710634001'; Peter O'Toole, who over a 50-year-career delivered majestic performances as unforgettable characters both noble and notorious, died Saturday at the Wellington Hospital in London following a long illness, his agent Steve Kenis said, according to various reports. He was 81. In a stunning announcement in July 2012, the acclaimed actor said he was retiring from the arena that made him a household name going back to 1962's Lawrence of Arabia. "It is time for me to chuck in the sponge," is how he put it as he bid his profession "a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell." "He was six years old, »
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Actor who shot to fame in David Lean's 1962 masterpiece and received eight Oscar nominations has died in hospital in London
The acclaimed leading man who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s passed away on Saturday at the Wellington hospital in London following a long illness, Steve Kenis said.
O'Toole announced last year he was stopping acting saying: "I bid the profession a dry-eyed and profoundly grateful farewell."
He said his career on stage and screen fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing him together "with fine people, good companions with whom I've shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits."
Early in his career O'Toole became emblematic of a new breed of hard-drinking Hollywood hellraiser.
"We heralded the '60s," he once said. "Me, [Richard] Burton, Richard Harris »
- Robert Booth
Irish actor Peter O'Toole "peacefully" passed away on Dec. 14, his family announced today. The 81-year-old Lawrence of Arabia actor had been ill for some time. Peter's daughter, Kate O'Toole, said in a statement, "His family are very appreciative and completely overwhelmed by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us, during this unhappy time. Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts." She also asked that the family be allowed to "grieve privately." The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, also [...] »
Peter O’Toole, the veteran actor best known for starring in Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday. He was 81.
Peter O'Toole Dies
O’Toole, who’d been suffering from an ongoing illness, passed away in a hospital, according to his agent Steve Kenis. "Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theatre," Irish President Michael D. Higgins said in a statement.
The 1950s were when O’Toole, who started out on the stage, began to pick up both TV and film roles. His first major film part came in 1962, playing the title role of T.E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia. O’Toole was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the film – and would later receive seven more Oscar nods.
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