Lord Richard Attenborough dead at 90: A career of vast talents, and singular passion

August 25, 2014 1:08 AM

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Lord Richard Attenborough dead at 90: A career of vast talents, and singular passion

From his Oscar-winning directorial effort on ‘Gandhi’ to an acting career that included memorable turns in 1947’s ‘Brighton Rock,’ 1963’s ‘The Great Escape’ and 1993’s ‘Jurassic Park,’ Attenborough carved an unparalleled career.

Any single element of Sir Richard Attenborough's 72-year career would have been enough to earn acclaim. But the English Attenborough boys — including his brother, famed naturalist Sir David — were raised by their activist mother and academic father to engage in the world to the very best of their ab...

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