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Michael Sarrazin Dies: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Sometimes A Great Notion

19 April 2011 12:49 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Michael Sarrazin, best known for his role as Jane Fonda's marathon-dancing partner in Sydney Pollack's 1969 drama They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, died of cancer earlier today at a Montreal hospital. Sarrazin was 70. Less well-known is that Sarrazin was offered the role of Joe Buck in John Schlesinger's Oscar-winning Midnight Cowboy. Eventually, Jon Voight became a star — and earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination — for his performance as the hick-turned-urban sex worker. Curiously, Sarrazin was bypassed at the Oscars that year, even though fellow They Shoot Horses, Don't They? players Jane Fonda and Susannah York (who died earlier this year) were both nominated, and Gig Young was chosen as the year's Best Supporting Actor. Sarrazin (born May 22, 1940, in Quebec City) was also effective as a young man whose life is changed after he accidentally knocks down and kills a [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Actor Michael Sarrazin Dead at 70

18 April 2011 7:51 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Originally cast as Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy, only to be replaced at the last minute by Jon Voight, Sarrazin never achieved real stardom and his career sort of faded away but he did star in a string of memorable films in the 1970′s including They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969), Sometimes A Great Notion (1970), Harry In Your Pocket (1973), and as the title character in The Reincarnation Of Peter Proud (1975). Originally from Canada, he was an excellent actor who will always be best remembered for the 1973 made-for-tv epic Frankenstein The True Story in which he played the soulful monster opposite Leonard Whiting’s Dr. Frankenstein.

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Michael Sarrazin, best known for starring opposite Jane Fonda in 1969′s “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?,” has died in Montreal after a brief battle with cancer. He was 70.

Sarrazin died Sunday surrounded by family.

In Sydney Pollack’s Depression era-set “Horses, »

- Tom Stockman

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Susannah York, the gentle star of 1960s cinema, dies after battle against cancer

15 January 2011 4:50 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Susannah York, the British actress whose gamine looks and demure persona made her an icon of the swinging 60s, has died at the age of 72. She passed away yesterday following a long battle with bone marrow cancer. York won acclaim for her roles in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? – the 1969 film role for which she was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe – as well as A Man For All Seasons in 1966 and as the feisty section officer who took on Kenneth More in the stirring second world war epic Battle of Britain in 1969.

She also had an extensive and critically acclaimed stage career, which included roles in The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs and Henry James's play Appearances, and continued to act late into her life. She was also a children's author, penning two fantasy novels. »

- Ben Quinn

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Susannah York, Actress in "They Shoot Horses Don't They," Dies at 72

15 January 2011 4:35 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

British actress Susannah York, who was nominated for the best supporting actress Oscar for the iconic 1969 film 'They Shoot Horses, Don't They?' has died. She was 72. According to the Daily Mail, York died Friday from advanced bone marrow cancer. Here is a her bio, culled from Susannah York, the gamin, blue-eyed, cropped blonde British actress, displayed a certain crossover star quality when she dared upon the Hollywood scene in the early 1960s. A purposefully intriguing, enigmatic and noticeably uninhibited talent, she was born Susannah Yolande Fletcher on January 9, 1939 »

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