Alan Bates Dies of Cancer The British actor Sir Alan Bates has died, after a lifetime spent on the stage and silver screen. Bates died of cancer in a London hospital. He was 69. The popular movies Bates starred in beginning in the 1960s include Zorba the Greek and Georgy Girl. He went on to win a Tony Award in 2002 for his role in Fortune's Fool, on Broadway. Bates was knighted at the end of 2002. Hear NPR's Nancy Marshall.
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Alan Bates Dies of Cancer

The British actor Sir Alan Bates has died, after a lifetime spent on the stage and silver screen. Bates died of cancer in a London hospital. He was 69. The popular movies Bates starred in beginning in the 1960s include Zorba the Greek and Georgy Girl. He went on to win a Tony Award in 2002 for his role in Fortune's Fool, on Broadway. Bates was knighted at the end of 2002. Hear NPR's Nancy Marshall.