Hollywood Legend Peter O'Toole Dead at 81

Monday, December 16, 2013

Actor Peter O'Toole poses backstage during the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Robert Mora/Getty)

Peter O'Toole, the Hollywood legend who was made famous in his title role in Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday at the age of 81.

He was born in Ireland and raised in England, but he came to be known around the globe. "Ireland, and the world, has lost one of the giants of film and theater," said Irish President Michael Higgins.

O'Toole's acting career began on stage in England as a teenager, later moving on to television roles in the 1950s and then the big screen.

Today The Takeaway remembers Peter O'Toole.

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

When it came to drinking, Peter O'Toole was a roll of the dice:
1.He could start drinking in one country, and end up in another.
2. If the bar was closing and he wanted to keep drinking, he might write a check to the bar owner to buy the place.
3. He once smuggled precious jewels in his family jewels.
4.He once cut off the tip of his finger and forgot that he had it wrapped. When he took it off, it was upside down.

The guy lived large drunk or sober.

Dec. 16 2013 11:13 AM

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