Glenda Jackson, ‘Women in Love’ Oscar Winner and U.K. Politician, Dies at 87

Glenda Jackson, who segued from a successful actress — Oscars for “Women in Love” and “A Touch of Class” and two Emmys for “Elizabeth R” — into a 23-year career as member of the U.K.’s House of Commons, has died.

She was 87.Jackson died after a brief illness at her home in London, her agent Lionel Larner said.“Glenda Jackson, two-time Academy Award-winning actress and politician, died peacefully at her home in Blackheath, London this morning after a brief illness with her family at her side.

She recently completed filming ‘The Great Escaper’ in which she co-starred with Michael Caine,” Larner said in a statement.Aside from her prize-winning roles, Jackson gave terrific performances in such films as 1967’s “Marat/Sade” (as Charlotte Corday), “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and on TV in “The Patricia Neal Story,” a 1981 work about that actress’s stroke and recovery with husband Roald Dahl.

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