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Actor Richard Attenborough dies at 90
BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/24/2014 5:13:47 PM

British actor and film director Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. He died at lunchtime on Sunday, his son told BBC News. Lord Attenborough was one of Britain´s leading actors, before becoming a highly successful director. He appeared in films including Brighton Rock, World War Two thriller The Great Escape and later in dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park.

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Lots of great movie memories from my childhood on up.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/24/2014 5:48:57 PM     (No. 9979225)

He contributed greatly to the film industry. It sounds like his health was deteriorating for some time though. May he rest in peace.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 8/24/2014 5:52:50 PM     (No. 9979230)

"The Great Escape".

Thank you, Sir, for so much and so many memories.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 8/24/2014 6:22:33 PM     (No. 9979255)

...so much great work and thank you #2 for the wonderful mental flash of an excellent film. Lots of "greats" in that one...

...when you get to the "rare air" of your 90´s, you´ve gotten your money´s worth...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DW626, 8/24/2014 6:30:11 PM     (No. 9979262)

"The Flight of the Phoenix" and "The Sand Pebbles" are two other great films that he was in that come to my mind.
RIP Lord Attenborough

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Reply 5 - Posted by: panther361, 8/24/2014 7:45:51 PM     (No. 9979316)

Rest peacefully, "Big X".

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Reply 6 - Posted by: semperparatus, 8/24/2014 8:31:46 PM     (No. 9979364)

RIP sir. Another fine actor that has left the stage.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Smart11344, 8/24/2014 9:26:23 PM     (No. 9979397)

The curtain goes down again on a man who had TALENT. Sad we don´t have more men of his calibre in Hollywood today. Rest In Peace, Sir.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hopeandglory, 8/24/2014 10:04:57 PM     (No. 9979439)

Coincidence . . . Hubby and I just re-watched "The Great Escape" this afternoon and I was wondering how old he was . . . now I know. He was 5 days short of his 91st birthday.

RIP Richard, you were a class act.

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