Category: Obituary

Peter O’Toole, A Life Even Larger Than ‘Lawrence’

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The swashbuckling Hollywood icon died recently at London’s Wellington Hospital after battling a long illness, according to his agent, Steven Kenis. The legendary thespian, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor an astounding eight times and was bestowed an Honorary Oscar, was 81. One of the most gifted performers of his generation, O’Toole rose to fame with his starring role in “Lawrence of Arabia” and appearing in a variety of screen classics like, “Beckett,” “The Lion in Winter,” “My Favorite Year,” “The Last Emperor” — and cult favorites like, “What’s New Pussycat,” “The Ruling Class,” and “The Stunt Man.”