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 Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

Birth
Westhoughton, Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Death 28 Aug 1978 (aged 51)
Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered, Specifically: Ashes scattered near his home in Ireland
Memorial ID 6524588 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 18 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6524588
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Shaw (9 Aug 1927–28 Aug 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6524588, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered, who reports a Ashes scattered near his home in Ireland.