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Old 08-24-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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A British actor and director is gone.

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90 - Houston Chronicle
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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He had an incredible career. RIP.
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Old 08-24-2014, 06:52 PM
 
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One of my all time favorites. He finally made his "Great Escape", and not to long after James Garner. RIP Richard Attenborough, truly one of the greatest actors of all time.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:01 PM
 
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R.I.P sir.
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Old 08-25-2014, 05:46 AM
 
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Sad news indeed. He had been unwell since a stroke about six years ago. He was a very good actor and film director. Younger people will probably only know him from films like 'Jurassic Park' and 'Miracle On 34th Street.' But his film career goes back to 1942. R.I.P sir.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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It was sad news, although as others have noted he had a long and full life.

Sir Attenborough was marvelous in The Great Escape, and his final scene was very poignant.

Of course, his movie Gandhi was excellent. I was surprised to read that he had marked difficulty making it, finally putting up literally all of his own money to finance it.

It seems that whatever he decided to do, he did well and with all his heart, and that is about the highest compliment you can make of any person, regardless of their profession.
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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The couple had three children, Michael, Jane, and Charlotte. Jane, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Lucy, and her mother-in-law, also named Jane, were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami as it struck their villa on the coast of Thailand on 26 December 2004. Michael and Charlotte are both involved, like their parents, in the dramatic professions: he as a director, she as an actress. Sim's brother, Gerald, is also an actor.

Richard Attenborough died on 24 August 2014. Sim and Attenborough had been married for nearly 70 years.Sheila Sim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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Rip
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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I loved Richard Attenborough.....He & I worked together in '94 on the set of Miracle on 34th St.
I have never been the type to be impressed by celebs-
I didn't approach him.... & I wasn't supposed to anyways.
He came to me- on my first day on set.
He struck up a warm conversation w/ me, & we talked as if we were longtime friends.
The next day, I'm walking downtown waiting for the time to be on set-
I see him walking bout a half block down.
He's coming down the street, just exuberantly smiling....
He rushes up to me, throws his arms open wide & pulls me in for a long tight bear hug.
We walked & talked all the way to the set...laughing, smiling, just enjoying each others company.....
Something about him was pure love, pure beauty....pure magic.....
Out of all the famous people I've personally interacted with
Richard Attenborough was the one who touched my heart the most.
Watching him film, & even being in some of those scenes with him is ingrained in my memories.....

**If you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt**

- one of my favorite quotes he says in Miracle on 34 St.



Miracle on 34th Street 1994 Trailer - YouTube
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:16 AM
 
Location: England
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^^^ What a wonderful story of working with Richard Attenborough.... this, and many other media tributes are very touching. An obviously gifted, charitable, kind man has left us.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2MtwjaGdgI
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