Twotime Oscarwinning actress Glenda Jackson dies at age 87 CNN
Glenda Jackson, two-time Academy Award-winning actress and politician, 87, died peacefully at her home in London this morning after a short illness with her family by her side, her agent Lionel Larner confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
Larner also added a personal comment about his relationship with Jackson: Today we lost one of the worlds greatest actresses and I have lost a best friend of over 50 years, he said.
Born in the northwestern town of Birkenhead in England in 1936, Jackson joined an amateur theater group as a teenager before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
The screen followed. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role opposite Oliver Reed in the 1969 period drama Women in Love.
Her second came soon after for the 1973 romantic comedy A Touch of Class two years after her notable depictions of Queen Elizabeth I in both the BBCs biographic film Elizabeth R and the historical drama Mary, Queen of Scots.....
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