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“Lolita” actress Sue Lyon, has died, Fox News can confirm. She was 73.
Her daughter, Madam, ” said the star, died last Thursday at around 11 a.m. at her assisted-living facility in North Hollywood, California, usa.
“She suffered from declining health for a number of years in the lead up to her going,” Nona said. “In the end, she left this earth with grace, surrounded by those who loved her.”
Sue Lyon as Dolores ‘Lolita’ Haze in a scene from the 1962 movie “Lolita.” (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images, File)
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Nona added: “At this time, we are still in private mourning for her loss, and I have no plans for a public memorial. All we ask is that the fans, all of whom she loved very much, the respect of our privacy at this time and if and when we decide to have a public memorial, we will come out with the details.”
Born on July 10, 1946, and the Iowa native, moved to Dallas before finally calling Los Angeles home, Entertainment Weekly reported. A 14-year-old, Lyon, and landed her first major role as the titular character in “Lolita,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel.
Sue Lyon posing for a portrait in a scene from the film “Lolita.” (Michael’s Dressing Archives/Getty Images, File)
The story followed a middle-aged professor who fell in love with a 12-year-old girl to whom he was given the nickname “Lolita.”
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Lyon, beating more than 800 other girls, who had auditioned for the role, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Sue Lyon and James Mason in “Lolita.” (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images, File)
The next “Lolita,” Lyon went on to appear in “The Night of the Iguana,” “Tony Rome,” and “Evel Knievel,” and so on. The 1980 horror movie “Alligator” was one of her most recent acting credit.
Sue Lyon, in an episode of “Fantasy Island” in 1978. (Walt Disney Television, Getty Images, Photo Archives, File)
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In 1963, she won a Golden Globe award for most promising female newcomer.
Lyon was reported to have married five times. She was survived by her daughter.