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Sir Alec Guinness

Age: 86

versatile British stage, television, and film actor known for his gifts of mimicry and characterization. His broad range of performances, widely hailed as flawless and unforgettable, include the modern-dress stage adaptation of Hamlet (1938), the film Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), in which he performed eight roles, and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won an Academy Award.

Died: West Sussex, England, Aug. 5, 2000

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