Actor Peter O'Toole Has Died

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    National Breaking News
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    Actor Peter O'Toole dies

    Actor Peter O'Toole died peacefully in a hospital Saturday, his agent Steve
    Kenis said Sunday. O'Toole was 81 years old.

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/enter...t-81/-/1718940/23497956/-/w1pu0c/-/index.html


    Peter O'Toole is dead at 81

    By Alan Duke, CNN

    updated 1:53 PM EST, Sun December 15, 2013

    (CNN) -- Actor Peter O'Toole died Saturday, peacefully in a hospital, his agent Steve Kenis said Sunday. O'Toole was 81 years old.

    "Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theatre," Irish President Michael D. Higgins said in a statement...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/15/showbiz/peter-otoole-obit/index.html
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    As a child one of the first 'big people' movies I saw was "Lawrence of Arabia," at the picture show in my hometown. Thus Peter O'Toole was a presence in all the subsequent films I have seen. Requiescat in pace T.E. Lawrence. You did much good P. O'T.
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, A Lion in Winter, The Stuntman, My Favorite Year, so many great roles. I urge anyone who has not seen Dean Spanley to give it a look. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    A wonderful actor, great character, Peter O'Toole, you will be missed!

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    Lawrence of Arabia is one of my favourite movies of all time. No matter how much I learn about either man, I still think of Lawrence as being O'Toole, and vice versa.
     
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    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    Aw... So sad!!!
     
  9. BetteDavisEyes

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    Lion In Winter, My Favorite Year, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips are my O'Toole favorites.
     
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    RIP.

    Hate to admit this but the film I remember him best in is King Ralph. Terrible film, but O'Toole even managed to rise above that and make it watchable.
     
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    tezi Member of Websleuths since 2000.

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    RIP, Mr. O'Toole.
     
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    gogrannypop Call Me Butter, I'm On A Roll

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    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    Yes, loved him in The Ruling Class where he plays a delusional aristocrat who imagines that he is actually the serial killer Jack the Ripper.
     
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    I can't recall which film Dad worked with Peter on, but my father would tell stories about him...always closing with the line "he was always drunk off the set; but he was a civilized one, and that is why I liked him."

    Rest, Mr. O'Toole...rest. You did good. Give Dad a great big kiss on the cheek for me, and lift a bottle of whiskey together. You're Home now...

    Best-
    Herding Cats
     
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    Very good Guardian obit: Peter O'Toole
     
  17. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    Good story from http://www.popbit*h.com/board.html (replace the asterix and you will find a very British gossip site)

    "Also, nice O'Toole story from someone who used to drink with him BITD.
    O'Toole and Richard Harris both fancied the same woman and one night, after some drinking, they decided to surprise her by climbing up the drainpipe to her third storey flat and climbing through the window. O'Toole went first and quickly made it up to the window but Harris got caught on the drainpipe about half way up. Unable to go up or down he called for help and O'Toole told him not to worry, he'd get him free right away. He then climbed into the flat, apologised to the young lady then telephoned the police to alert them about a burglar trying to break in who had caught himself on the drainpipe.
    Yes, it's probably in a ****ing book somewhere but I can't be bothered to look so this will have to do (which is just how most of the Guardian hacks finish their emails these days)."
    deep_stoat 11:11, arf, barf, reply
     
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    TCM tribute to Peter O'Toole Sunday, December 29.

    8:00 PM Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.

    12:00 AM Peter O'Toole: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2012)

    1:00 AM Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)

    In this musical remake, a conservative boys' school teacher falls in love with an actress.

    3:45 AM My Favorite Year (1982)

    A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.
     

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