Oscar winning director Sir Richard Attenborough, whose movies included the much awarded “Gandhi” and “The Sand Pebbles,” has died at age 90.
Known to his friends as “Dickie,” Sir Richard also directed “Chaplin” with Robert Downey Jr., the movie version of “A Chorus Line,” and the 1977 classic “A Bridge Too Far.” He won kudos also for “Shadowlands” with Anthony Hopkins and “Cry Freedom,” with Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline.
Attenborough started as an actor, and was prolific. He appeared in dozens of films and British TV series, including “Jurassic Park,” plus the feature “Dr. Dolittle” and the Cate Blanchett “Elizabeth.”