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Peter O'Toole dies at 81

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Peter O’Toole, the star of the motion picture “Lawrence of Arabia” died on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the age of 81, according to Yahoo! News on Sunday. He passed away at the Wellington Hospital in London, England. The famed actor is survived by his two daughters, Patricia O’Toole and Kate O’Toole, and his Son Lorcan O’Toole. His daughters are from O’Toole’s marriage to Sian Phillips – an actress. He had his son with Karen Brown.

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O’Toole – whose complete name was Peter Seamus Lorcan O’Toole – was born on August 2, 1932. He was an English-Irish actor of movies and stage. He is best known for the performance which gave the actor stardom – playing the part of T.E. Lawrence in the motion picture “Lawrence of Arabia.” Beyond that movie, he became quite famous in movies and net 8 Academy Award nominations. Besides “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962, those movies were “Becket” in 1964, “The Lion in Winter” in 1968, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” in 19969, “The Ruling Class” in 1972, “The Stunt Man” in 1980, “My Favorite Year” in 1982, and “Venus” in 2006. Though he won 4 Golden Globe awards, a BAFTA, an Emmy, and received an Honorary Academy Award in 2003, he holds the record of having the most Academy Award acting nominations without ever winning for his acting.

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