Peter O’Toole Passes at 81

Actor Peter O’Toole died over the weekend at a London hospital. He was 81. O’Toole was nominated for an Oscar eight times, but never won though he did receive honorary Oscar 20 years after his seventh nomination for My Favourite Year.  O’Toole graciously accepted the honorary award, quipping, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot.”

A month before his 80th birthday in 2012, O’Toole announced his retirement from a career that he said had fulfilled him emotionally and financially, bringing “me together with fine people, good companions with whom I’ve shared the inevitable lot of all actors: flops and hits.”

 

Peter O'Toole

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