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British actress Sarah Marshall dies at 80.

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Jan 20, 2014 | 3:59pm EST

British actress Sarah Marshall has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 80. Marshall, who was the daughter of British actors Herbert Marshall and Edna Best, began her film career in 1958 alongside Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in the movie adaptation of William Faulkner's The Long, Hot Summer. She was best known for her theatre and musical roles, appearing in productions like A.R. Gurney's Children with Constance Cummings, Applause with Lauren Bacall and Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady with Elaine Stritch. She was nominated for a Tony Award in 1960 for her role as Rusty Mayerling in Goodbye, Charlie and she received a New York Drama Critics Award for playing Bonnie Dee Ponder in The Ponder Heart. In addition to her stage and film work, the actress also starred in several TV shows and miniseries, including The Bunker with Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.

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