Susannah York, 1939 – 2011

Susannah York passed away today, just a week after her 72nd birthday, the BBC is reporting.


York received an Oscar nomination for her part in Sydney Pollack’s They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and also appeared in Tunes of Glory, Tom Jones, A Man for All Seasons and Robert Altman’s Images, among dozens of other films. She also played Superman’s Kryptonian mother, Lara, in Richard Donner’s original Superman: The Movie and two of the subsequent sequels.


In addition to her work on film, York appeared on television, the stage and was a published children’s book author in the 1970’s. 


York is survived by two children and two grandchildren.