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Actor, director Richard Attenborough dies at age 90

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Actor and director Richard Attenborough died today at the age of 90. To younger readers, he may have been best known for his performances as industrialist and resort owner Dr. John Hammond in the Jurassic Park films, but he had a long and celebrated career in the film industry. He acted in films such as The Great Escape (1963) and Brighton Rock (1947), and later directed a number of films — most notably Gandhi in 1982, which won eight Academy Awards, including best director and best picture. He was also the older brother of 88-year-old Sir David Attenborough, the man behind countless legendary nature documentaries. The BBC confirmed Richard Attenborough's death with the actor's son.