Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed

Birth
Wimbledon, London Borough of Merton, Greater London, England
Death 2 May 1999 (aged 61)
Valletta, Southern Harbour, Malta
Burial Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland
Memorial ID 5530 · View Source
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Actor. Most remembered for his role as the brutal 'Bill Sykes' in the award winning 1968 musical "Oliver!", he 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. He died during the filming of the Academy Award winning 2000 motion picture "Gladiator". 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


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He made the air move.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 24 May 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5530
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Reed (13 Feb 1938–2 May 1999), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5530, citing Bruhenny Graveyard, Buttevant, County Cork, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .