O'Toole, Peter

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Peter O'Toole
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Name
O'Toole, Peter Gender: M
Peter Seamus O'Toole
born on 2 August 1932 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Wicklow, Ireland, 52n59, 6w03
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 09°26' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°02 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 21°03'



Biography

Irish actor whose charismatic appeal appeared on-screen from 1959. A raconteur, he could toss off stories about boozy escapades and acting mishaps with as much style and charm as he used to sweep across the desert in the stunning 1962 classic film, "Lawrence of Arabia," (for which he received his first Oscar nomination). He was also nominated for his performances in "Becket," 1964, with co-star Richard Burton, "Lion In Winter, 1968 (his co-star Kathrine Hepburn received the Best Actress nod) and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" in which he co-starred with Petula Clark.

His other films included: "The Stuntman," "How To Steal A Million," with Audrey Hepburn, and "My Favorite Year," a film which parodied his own life.

The son of an Irish bookie and a nurse, Peter grew up in a Dickensian back-street of a northern industrial town under the shadow of Nazi Germany. He flirted a bit with journalism, enough to give a credible and enjoyable later set of autobiographies. After three years at Leeds College of Commerce and two years in the Royal Navy, in 1953 he entered the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he learned a lifetime lover of fine theater. With his first film sweeping successes, he became a drinker and carouser of mythic proportions.

In 1959 he married Welsh actress Sian Phillips and they had two daughters. "I was very happily married," he said but apparently Sian was not. In 1977, she left him for a younger man.

Cheerful and unrepentant after years of boozing and brawling, he gave up liquor in 1970. He was worn but still magical in the '80s, when his girlfriend, Karen Sommerville, bore him a son, Lorcan, 3/17/1983 in Dublin. A custody battle raged from then on.

Troubled with his stomach from the time he was a kid, O'Toole had great flare-ups of pain from the time he was 19. In his 40's, he hemorrhaged badly and nearly died before surgery removed "something in my innards that was not benign." In his later years he dealt with throat problems.

He published the first installment of his wry and literate autobiography, "Loitering with Intent," 1992, followed by "Apprentice" in 1996.

O'Toole has been nominated seven times in the Best Actor category of the Academy Awards, but never won the Oscar. In January 2003, upon learning that he was to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming ceremony, the actor seemed to decline by replying, "Since I'm still in the game and might win the lovely bugger outright, would the Academy please defer the honour until I am 80?" Two weeks later, blaming his original statement on a misunderstanding, he expressed his delight and announced his intent to attend the ceremony with his children and accept the award.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Gain social status 1962 (Great film, Lawrence of Arabia)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 17 March 1983 (Son born with his girlfriend)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 (Published first autobiography)
  • Work : Prize March 2003 (Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement Award)
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Source Notes

Bert Granite quotes fellow actor and friend of O'Toole, David Mauro, given as "shortly after midnight." Terence Stamp's biography says that he bemoans the fact that he was not born in Ireland: England confirmed from birth registry by Frank C. Clifford in British Entertainers.

Autobiography, "Loitering With Intent, The Apprentice," 1997. In March 2009 PT notes that Steinbrecher has 12:20 AM in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. O'Toole evidently wrote in his autobiography that he has birth register items in both Ireland and England.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Stomach problems from youth)
  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic (Spell-binder, storyteller)
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Throat (Problems)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal (Stomach ailments)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (Stomach)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Married 16 years; she left)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Ireland to U.S.)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Many lovers)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Theater)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Two)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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