16 Jan 2011

Actress Susannah York dies

2:35 pm on 16 January 2011

British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72, British media report.

The 1960s beauty who was nominated for an Oscar for the film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? had been suffering from cancer.

Her son Orlando Wells was quoted in The Daily Telegraph as saying the actress had advanced bone marrow cancer and died on Friday surrounded by family.

York acted on the stage, on television and in films, and was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don't They? about a disparate group of characters taking part in a dance marathon.

She also starred in the multi-Oscar-winning story of Thomas More, A Man For All Seasons in 1966.