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Oliver Reed
Birth: Feb. 13, 1938
Wimbledon
Greater London, England
Death: May 2, 1999
Valletta
Southern Harbour, Malta

Actor. Most remembered for his role as the brutal Bill Sykes in the award winning 1968 musical "Oliver!", Reed mostly played heavy roles that were suitable to his rough good looks. His off-screen persona was equal to that of his on-screen performances: he was a notorious drinker, carouser, womanizer and brawler. He was also known to have had public disputes with the likes of Bette Davis, Jack Nicholson, Richard Harris, and Shelley Winters. Reed had a very humorous view of life and death, and he left almost $20,000 to his favorite pub to cover his post-funeral celebration costs. Some of his quotes are as follows: "You meet a better class of people in pubs." "I do not live in the world of sobriety." "My only regret is that I didn't drink every pub dry and sleep with every woman on the planet." "Ollie" as he was known to his friends, died as he lived - drinking hard. His body was returned to his favorite Irish village, and he was buried in a spot where there is a full view of his favorite pub. (bio by: Ron Greenberg) 

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Bruhenny Graveyard
Buttevant
County Cork, Ireland
Plot: His gravesite was picked so that it was in full view of his favorite pub
 
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Record added: May 25, 1999
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- Renee Lucchese
 Added: Oct. 29, 2014
Irreplaceable, unforgettable thank you for all the great films we still enjoy.
- Jean Mary
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
OIVER, THANK FOR YOUR TALENT AND MOVIE ROLES, GOD BLESS YOU AND RIP.
- David Carrasquillo
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
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