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2014-02-04

Best Actor Oscar winner dies.

Last Saturday Maximilian Schell died, he won the best actor Oscar back in 1962 but the way our news services are delivered now it was almost a secret, another best actor winner managed to vacuum all the press into his death. Schell was the earliest surviving male winner, with Sidney Poitier now having the honour from 1964. Luise Rainer is the women's holder from way back in 1937 (and 1938)
The drug addict who died and sucked up all the news was the youngest male winner to die, meaning I've now outlived two winners, and a third to come in a fortnight or so.
I think Schell was very good in The Odessa File, a film that I saw in the picture theatre on its first run and rather enjoyed.

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