Peter O’Toole, star of stage and screen, dies at 81
Popular actor and beloved film-star Peter O’Toole passed away earlier this weekend (Saturday) at the age of 81. Known for so many terrific works, he is most commonly connected to his work on the 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia”. Peter O’Toole’s carrerr earned him fame, his charming personality and stunning performances on both film and stage made him one of his generation’s best actors and leading man.
The four-hour saga dedicated to T. E. Lawrence, saw a young O’Toole as a British soldier leading the Arab rebellion in a fight against the Turks during World War I. O’Toole would go on to win eight Academy Award nominations, but at his heart O’Toole was also a classically trained actor, who often would return to the stage. His roles as King Henry II: in “Becket,” (1964), and again with Katharine Hepburn in “The Lion in Winter” (1968) earned him two Oscar nominations for Best Actor. He was also nominated for the same award in “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” in 1970 and “The Ruling Class” in 1973.