(LONDON) -- Actress and Oscar nominee Susannah York died Saturday after a long battle with cancer. She was 72.
York was a versatile actress who saw success in the late 1960s and 1970s with films like They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, for which she was nominated for an Oscar and The Killing of Sister George.
She also played Superman's mom in three of the movies and wrote two kids books.
York's son, actor Orlando Wells, called her an absolutely fantastic mother.
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