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Billie Whitelaw dies at 82; veteran British actress collaborated with Samuel Beckett
Billie Whitelaw dies at 82; veteran British actress collaborated with Samuel Beckett

British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, died Sunday in a London nursing home. She was 82. Whitelaw's death was confirmed by Charlotte Schram, general manager of Denville Hall, a care home used by many retired actors. Whitelaw was well known for her roles in a number of films, including "The Omen" and most recently "Hot Fuzz," and for her regular work with Beckett, who once described her as the "perfect actress." Their association began with her appearance in Beckett's "Play" in 1964. Her work in Beckett's "Not I"...

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