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Mayo locals honour English actor Robert Shaw

Published 09/08/2008

A commemoration for the English-born film star and writer Robert Shaw will take place in County Mayo today.

The Jaws star lived in Tourmakeady on the shores of Lough Mask for ten years.

He died there in 1978 from a heart attack at the age of 51.

He also starred in From Russia With Love, The Sting and A Man For All Seasons.

Residents have come together to erect a plaque to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.

His wife Virginia and three of his children - Penny, Colin and Tom - are to attend the unveiling.

Shaw, who was also a writer, was nominated for a Tony Award in 1969 for his play The Man in the Glass Booth.

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