DEAD: Hugh Griffith

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Hugh Griffith (aged 67)
Welsh actor

Hugh Emrys Griffith (30 May 1912 – 14 May 1980) was a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actorfor his role in Ben-Hur (1959) and received an additional Oscar nomination in the same category for his work in Tom Jones (1963).

DEATH: Griffith died of a heart attack in London in 1980, shortly before his 68th birthday.

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