Actress Susannah York Dies

Susannah York died in London Saturday, has learned.  The iconic actress who starred in many of the most acclaimed movies of the 1960s — Tom Jones, A Man For All Seasons, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? — was 72.

York worked almost right up until the end, primarily on stage and in British TV shows.

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? won the actress Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress.

Often described as “luminous,” York played the mother of Kal-el, the baby who grew up to be Superman in the original 1978 film starring Christopher Reeve and both sequels.

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York was also Emmy nominated and won a Cannes Film Festival award as Best Actress.

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The divorced actress died of bone marrow cancer.  She was surrounded by her children and grandchildren when she passed in a London hospital only nine days after she was admitted.


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