Robert Shaw






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        Biography (1927-1978)
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        Born in Lancashire, England, Robert Archibald Shaw started his acting acting career as a member of the Old Vic company in the 1950s and performed in numerous productions in England.


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        The brown haired, blue-eyed 5ft 11 Shaw first came to the attention of the American movie-going public as a villain in the James Bond movie, From Russia With Love. He went on to appear in such films as Robin and Marian, The Sting and Black Sunday, but found his greatest acclaim as a fisherman in Jaws and The Deep.

        Two films made before his death, Force Ten From Navarone and Avalanche Express, were not released until after his death.

        In addition, Shaw made a name for himself as a writer. His first book, The Hiding Place, was published in 1959. It was about wartome Germany and was made into a full-length motion picture. He wrote four other novels.

        Shaw also wrote three plays, among them The Man in the Glass Booth, a docu-drama about the trial of a Nazi.

        Shaw, whose three marriages included a 2nd one to actress Mary Ure who committed suicide, was survived by his wife and 10 children.

        He died of a heart attack at the age of 51 at his home in Tourmakeady Island near Dublin, Ireland. He suffered the heart attack while driving his car. He was driving with his wife Virginia and 1 1/2-year-old son Thomas when he suffered the attack. He later died at home.

        Shaw lived with his wife and family at an old country house in the small fishing village of Tourmakeady, on the shores of Lake Mask in County Mayo, northwest Ireland.


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