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Also Known As: Died: April 3, 1975
Born: February 18, 1933 Cause of Death: accidental overdose of alcohol and barbituates
Birth Place: United Kingdom Profession: actor

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Fiery lead of the London stage, in occasional films. Ure's first husband was playwright John Osborne, for whom she starred in both the stage (1956) and screen (1960) versions of "Look Back in Anger"; she received her widest acclaim for her sensual performance as Clara in "Sons and Lovers" (1960). Her second husband was Robert Shaw, whom she later divorced. Ure died of an overdose of alcohol and barbiturates at age 42.

Fiery lead of the London stage, in occasional films. Ure's first husband was playwright John Osborne, for whom she starred in both the stage (1956) and screen (1960) versions of "Look Back in Anger"; she received her widest acclaim for her sensual performance as Clara in "Sons and Lovers" (1960). Her second husband was Robert Shaw, whom she later divorced. Ure died of an overdose of alcohol and barbiturates at age 42.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Reflection of Fear, A (1973) Katherine
2.
 Where Eagles Dare (1969) Mary Ellison
3.
 Custer of the West (1968) Elizabeth Custer
4.
5.
 The Mind Benders (1963) Oonagh Longman
6.
 Sons and Lovers (1960) Clara Dawes
7.
 Look Back in Anger (1959) Alison Porter
8.
 WINDOM'S WAY (1958) Lee Windom
9.
 Storm Over the Nile (1956) Mary Burroughs
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1950:
During the Festival of Britain, was chosen to play Mary in the York Mystery Plays after winning a nationwide search at age 16 (date approximate)
:
Won a BBC scholarship after graduation but did not accept
1954:
Discovered by impresario Hugh Beaumont while performing in Central School productions; made London stage debut in "Time Remembered"
:
Signed to a film contract with Alexander Korda; made screen debut in Korda's "Storm Over the Nile" (1955)
1956:
Starred in the London production of "Look Back in Anger" (by then husband John Osborne); recreated her role in Tony Richardson's film version (1960)
1960:
Earned Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in "Sons and Lovers"
1973:
Last film, "A Reflection of Fear"
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Education

Central School of Speech and Drama: London , England -

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husband:
John Osborne. Playwright, screenwriter. Married on August 11, 1957; divorced.
husband:
Robert Shaw. Actor, writer. Divorced; born in 1927; died in 1978.

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