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British star Two-time Oscar-winning  Glenda Jackson has died at age 87

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By- USA NATIONAL POST

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1.Tributes have been paid to two-time Oscar-winning actor and former UK politician Glenda Jackson, who died peacefully after a short illness at the age of 87.

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2.One of the world's greatest actresses has died, and one of my best friends has died as well . Jackson died Thursday morning at her home in London.

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3.Born in the northwestern town of Birkenhead in England in 1936, Jackson joined an amateur theater group as a teenager before winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

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4.Hollywood actor Michael Caine, the last of Jackson’s co-stars, said after her death that she was “one of our greatest movie actresses,” adding: “It was a privilege to work with her on The Great Escaper recently, our second film together.“It was as wonderful an experience this time as it was 50 years ago. I shall miss her,” he continued.

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5.Jackson's success on stage translated to film. She starred in Ken Russell's 1969 adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel, Women in Love and the romantic comedy, A Touch of Class, with George Segal. She won Academy Awards for both films. Other roles included Sunday Bloody Sunday and Mary, Queen of Scots. Jackson also entered peoples' households as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC series, Elizabeth R., for which she won two Emmys.

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6.After graduating she starred on London’s West End and made her Broadway debut in 1965 in a production of “Marat/Sade.”

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7.The screen followed. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role opposite Oliver Reed in the 1969 period drama “Women in Love.”

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8.New York University theater professor Laurence Maslon said Jackson was a working-class, female version of such British contemporaries as Albert Finney, Michael Caine and Alan Bates. "They were the angry young men, but she was sort of the angry young woman, I suppose," he said. "She certainly had the looks and the skill to transition into film pretty quickly."

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9."I think the longer you act, the more you realize you don't know," Jackson told Grimshaw. "The possibilities for making the wrong choices are much greater than the probabilities of making the right ones. And that sort of fear is something that you probably learn to control better, but it doesn't grow any less."

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10. In 1992 she turned to politics, becoming a Labour MP while the party was in opposition. She was an MP for 23 years, during which her party came to power in a landslide under Tony Blair. In that time, Jackson was appointed a junior transport minister in 1997 and held the post for two years. She made a bid to become mayor of London in 2000, but lost out to independent candidate Ken Livingstone.

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