Robert Shaw Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Shaw, was born Robert Archibald Shaw on Aug 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England. Shaw died at the age of 51 on Aug 28, 1978 in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland and was cremated and his ashes scattered near his home in Ireland.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Shaw was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best Supporting ActorA Man for All Seasons (1966)King Henry VIIINominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording.

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Robert Shaw Quotes:

Gen. Kohler: Field Marshall Goering himself gave me that painting. Lovely, isn't it?
Col. Martin Hessler: I imagine he found a bargain in Paris last year.


Capt. Benteen: [riding through the Cheyenne village] Look at them, sir. They've got no fight left in them. We took the whole Cheyenne Nation with 265 men.
Gen. George Armstrong Custer: Pizarro conquered Peru with 167.


Col. Martin Hessler: The Russian Front does not put meat on a man's bones.


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