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Veteran stage actor Brian Bedford passed away

Bedford, who won a Tony Award on his first of seven nominations, appeared on the stage and in film, and is known for both acting in and directing Shakespeare.

Jan 14, 2016 12:17 IST
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Brian BedfordAcclaimed stage actor Brian Bedford passed away due to cancer on 13 January 2016 in Santa Barbara, California, the USA. He was 80.

Bedford, who won a Tony Award on his first of seven nominations, appeared on the stage and in film, and is known for both acting in and directing Shakespeare.

About Brian Bedford

Born on 16 February 1935 in Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, Bedford attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London from 1952 to 1954.

He is known for his English-speaking interpretations of the French playwright Molière, including Tony Award nominated performances in Tartuffe, The Molière Comedies and The School for Wives, for which he received the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

He also appeared with James Garner in the 1966 film Grand Prix.

In 1967, he was a regular on the short-lived CBS television series Coronet Blue.

He also provided the voice of Robin Hood in the 1973 Disney film Robin Hood.

In 1997, he was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

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