Summary: acclaimed actor, playwright, novelist and director known for his quick-wit and ability to play sly rogues that kept him in the public eye for 60 years who appeared in dozens of memorable roles in films like Quo Vadis?, Sparticus (won Oscar), Topkapi (won Oscar), The Sundowners, The Last Remake of Beau Geste and more recently Lorenzo's Oil, who in addition to the Oscars was awarded three Emmys, a Grammy, and numerous other awards and accolades, who in 1975 was appointed a Commander of the British Empire and in 1990 knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and who for more than 20 years an unpaid roving ambassador for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes
Born: April 16, 1921
Died: March 28, 2004
Location: Bursins, Switzerland