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Peter O'Toole dead at 81; legendary actor had eight Oscar nominations

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On Dec. 14, 2013, Peter O'Toole died in a London hospital after a long illness, according to USA Today. He was 81.

During his illustrious career, O'Toole (who was born Ireland and raised in England) had been nominated for an Oscar eight times, most recently for the 2006 movie "Venus." He never won an Academy Award, but he was given an honorary Oscar in 2003.

O'Toole's best-known movies are 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia," 1964's "Becket," 1965's "What's New Pussycat," 1968's "The Lion in Winter," 1969's "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," 1979's "Caligula," 1982's "My Favorite Year" and 2004's "Troy." All of these movies are available on DVD and VOD.

His last completed movie is "Katherine of Alexandria," which will be released in 2014 on a date to be announced.

O'Toole was married to Siân Phillips from 1959 to 1979. They had two daughters: Kate and Patricia. O'Toole also had a son named Lorcan, whose mother is Karen Brown.


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