Robert Shaw (actor)
|Born||Robert Archibald Shaw
9 August 1927
Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
|Died||28 August 1978
Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland
|Cause of death||Heart attack|
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Bourke (m. 1952–63) 4 children
Mary Ure (m. 1963–75) her death; 4 children
Virginia Jansen (m. 1976–78) his death; 2 children
Robert Archibald Shaw (9 August 1927 – 28 August 1978) was an English actor and writer, remembered for his roles in From Russia with Love (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966), The Sting (1973), the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974), Black Sunday (1977), The Deep (1977) and Jaws (1975), where he played the shark hunter Quint. Robert Shaw was born in Westhoughton, near Bolton, Lancashire.
Shaw was married three times and had ten children, one of whom was adopted. His first wife was Jennifer Bourke (1952-63) with he had four daughters. His second wife was the actress Mary Ure (1963-75) with he had two sons and two daughters; this marriage ended with her death from an overdose. His third and last wife was Virginia Jansen (1976-78) with he had one son and adopted Jansen's son from a previous relationship. One of Shaw's sons by Mary Ure is the actor Ian Shaw.
Shaw died on August 9, 1978 from a heart attack while on the set of Avalanche Express in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland.
References[change | change source]
- "Robert Shaw, British Actor, Dies In Ireland". The Post and Courier. 29 August 1978. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ioNJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yQsNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2322,6107923&dq=robert-shaw+1978&hl=en. Retrieved 6 December 2011.