Oscar Winner Paul Scofield Dies of Leukemia

by VR Sreeraman on  March 21, 2008 at 11:55 AM Celebrity Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Oscar Winner Paul Scofield Dies of Leukemia
British actor Paul Scofield, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1966 film 'A Man for All Seasons', has died of leukemia at the age of 86.

Scofield won an Academy award for best actor for his performance as Sir Thomas More in 'A Man for All Seasons'.

He was later nominated in the best supporting actor in 1995 for 'Quiz Show'.

Scofield's death was confirmed by his agent Rosalind Chatto on Mar 21.

Chatto said that the great stage and silver screen actor had died in a hospital near his Suffolk home on Mar 19.

"He had leukaemia and had not been well for some time," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.

Scofield was born in 1922 in Sussex. His stage career began in 1940, and later he became famous for his Shakespearean roles.

The actor is survived by two children and his wife, the actress Joy Parker.

Source: ANI
SRM

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Leukemia Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Acute Myeloid Leukemia Death Facts Multiple Myeloma 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive