Milestones, Sep. 11, 1978

DIED. Robert Shaw, 51, fiery character actor, novelist and playwright who parlayed his rugged good looks and powerful screen presence into late-blooming Hollywood stardom; of a heart attack; in Tourmakeady, Ireland. Shaw wrote five novels, critically acclaimed in his native Britain, and rewrote one, The Man in the Glass Booth, as a successful Broadway play directed by Harold Pinter. But he was best known as an actor, first on the London stage (Tiger at the Gates, The Long and the Short and the Tall), later in American movies, where he portrayed a wide-ranging...

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