British actress Suzannah York has died at the age of 72

Susannah York
Susannah York worked as an actress for many decades
British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer, her son has said. She appeared in film, TV and theatre during a career which began in the 1960s.
She was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her role in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? and won a Bafta for the same role.
Her son Orlando Wells told the Telegraph newspaper that she was "an absolutely fantastic mother".
"She loved nothing more than cooking a good Sunday roast and sitting around a fire of a winter's evening. In some sense, she was quite a home girl. Both Sasha [Orlando's sister] and I feel incredibly lucky to have her as a mother.''
The Young Suzannah in the 1960's
York trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, winning the Ronson Award for most promising student, according to the Internet Movie Database.
Directed by Sydney Pollack, They Shoot Horses, Don't They? followed the contestants in a grueling dance marathon and also starred Jane Fonda.
York was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Alice.
More recently, she appeared in the BBC dramas Holby City and Casualty.


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