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Richard Attenborough dies at 90; actor directed, produced 'Gandhi'
Richard Attenborough dies at 90; actor directed, produced 'Gandhi'

Lord Richard Attenborough, the respected British actor and Academy Award-winning director of “Gandhi,” the multiple-Oscar-winning best picture of 1982, has died. He was 90. Attenborough died Sunday, his son Michael told the BBC in London. No cause was given, but he had been in poor health after a fall in 2008. Once described by Variety as “one of the stoutest pillars of the British film industry,” Attenborough was an alumnus of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a World War II veteran who became a familiar screen face in postwar British films. One of his most notable early roles was Pinkie Brown, a psychopathic young gang leader, in the 1947 crime-thriller...

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