Alan Bates (1934 - 2003) Actor. Sir Alan Bates, versatile and good looking, shot to fame in 1956 in John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger," a groundbreaking play reflecting the social and class turmoils of 1950s England. Bates went on to play classical leads on the stage in "Hamlet," "Richard III" and "Antony and Cleopatra." On the big screen, he starred in films such as "Zorba the Greek," "Far From The Madding Crowd" and "Women in Love"
The Ladykillers (1955) Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians. Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom