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Oscar Winner Paul Scofield Dies

20 March 2008 5:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Paul Scofield, a Best Actor Oscar winner for his intransigent Sir Thomas Moore in 1966's A Man for All Seasons, died Wednesday in a hospital near his home in southern England, according to his agent. He was 86. Scofield had been suffering from leukemia, the Associated Press reports. Playwright Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, about 16th-century Lord Chancellor Moore's refusal to bow to Henry Viii's demand that Moore recognize the king's desire to divorce his wife, first opened in London in 1960, moved to Broadway the following year – and won Scofield both the Tony and the Oscar. (The »

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