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Robert Shaw
Birth: Aug. 9, 1927
Lancashire, England
Death: Aug. 28, 1978
County Mayo, Ireland

Actor. Born Robert Archibald Shaw in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, one of five children of Thomas and Doreen Shaw. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London making his stage debut at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. He made an uncredited screen debut in the Alec Guinness vehicle, The Lavender Hill Mob in 1951. His first notable film appearance was From Russia with Love in 1964. He also appeared in such films as A Man for All Seasons in 1966 for which he was nominated for the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor; The Sting in 1973; The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three in 1974; as the unforgettable Quint in 1975's Jaws; Swashbuckler in 1976; Force Ten From Navarone in 1978; and his final film, Avalanche Express in 1979. He was also well regarded as an author and playwright, his novel, The Sun Doctor, won the Hawthornden Prize in 1962; another, The Hiding Place, was filmed as Situation Hopeless - But Not Serious in 1965; his play, The Man in the Glass Booth, was made into a film in 1975. He had married three times and fathered nine children including the actor Ian Shaw. He succumbed to a sudden heart attack in Tourmakeady, Ireland at the age of 51. Shaw long told friends that he expected to die young and hoped to accomplish his goals early. (bio by: Iola) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered near his home in Ireland
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Record added: Jun 18, 2002
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rip happy holiday
- midnight
 Added: Nov. 25, 2014
A fine actor and author taken way too soon. Your acting far surpasses most others, but you did not get the credit you deserved. Years later, people still love your movies, you had a very commanding presence and everyone else on screen seemed to fade int...(Read more)
- Jen
 Added: Nov. 13, 2014
God bless you throughout Autumn, the beautiful, fiery season of the Harvest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Oct. 23, 2014
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