Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Big Screen in The Sky

Yesterday we said farewell to lovely British actress Susannah York. Combining beautiful features with sexy and smart performances, York was one of the most recognizable actresses of the 60's and 70's. In a film career that spanned 50 years, she starred in Oscar®-winning films like Tom Jones (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966), controversial dramas like The Killing of Sister George (1968), and earned her own Oscar® nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the Sydney Pollack film adaptation of They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969). In 1978 she made the excellent crime thriller The Silent Partner (excellent in good part because Christopher Plummer does old lady drag) and became immortal to little comic-book obsessed boys everywhere when she played Superman's mom in Richard Donner's Superman. Susannah York was 72.

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