"Susannah York, an Academy Award-nominated actress known for her portrayals of exquisite, often fragile young women in British and American films of the 1960s and ‘70s, died on Saturday in London," reports The New York Times.
York, who was 72, died of cancer, the report says.
York was nominated for a supporting actress Oscar for the 1969 film "They Shoot Horses Don’t They?" She was also nominated for a Golden Globe in that film. Previously, in 1962, she had been nominated for Best Actress in "Freud."
And in 1970 she was nominated for a Best Actress Emmy Award for the 1970 telefilm "Jane Eyre."
According to the Times article, the role that made York a star was "Sophie, the love interest of Albert Finney in the 1963 screen version of Henry Fielding’s ribald novel ‘Tom Jones.’ "
The Times added that "Ms. York’s marriage to Michael Wells ended in divorce. In addition to her son, Orlando, a film and television actor in Britain, she is survived by a daughter, Sasha Wells, and grandchildren."
Susannah York in "Tom Jones":