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Name: Susannah Yolande Fletcher                                                         
Born: 9 January 1942 London, England                                                   
Susannah York (born January 9, 1942) is an Academy Award-nominated English             
film and television actress.                                                           
York was born as Susannah Yolande Fletcher in London. York studied at the Royal         
Academy of Dramatic Art in London.                                                     
In 1960, York appeared in her second movie, Tunes of Glory, costarring with Alec       
Guinness and John Mills. She appeared in the films A Man for All Seasons (1966),       
The Killing of Sister George (1968) and Battle of Britain (1969). She was               
nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for They Shoot Horses, Don't They?       
(1969). In 1972 she won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for         
her role in Images. She famously snubbed the Academy Awards when, regarding her         
nomination, she declared it offended her to be nominated without being asked.           
Obviously, she did not attend the ceremony.                                             
Her writing career is less well-known. In the 1970s she wrote two children's           
fantasy novels, In Search of Unicorns (1973), revised (1984), allegedly filmed         
as Images, and Lark's Castle (1976, revised 1986). She is best known for playing       
Superman's mother Lara in Superman (1978) and its sequels, Superman II (1980)           
and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).                                           
York, according to Italian symphonic metal band Rhapsody of Fire website (previously   
known as Rhapsody), has been recruited for a narrated part on the band's next           
full-length album Triumph or Agony, which will also include Christopher Lee to         
return as the Wizard King.                                                             
In 2007, York will be appearing on stage in the UK tour of The Wings of the Dove,       
and will continue performing her internationally acclaimed solo show, The Loves         
of Shakespeare's Women. Also in 2007, she guest starred in the Doctor Who audio         
play Valhalla.