NEW YORK —
Sue Lyon, who at age 14 played the title persona in director Stanley Kubrick’s 1962 movie “Lolita,” has died.
Lyon’s longtime buddy Phil Syracopoulos told The Recent York Occasions she had been in declining successfully being for some time, and died Thursday in Los Angeles. No further info on her death had been offered. She became as soon as 73.
Lyon became as soon as reportedly chosen from some 800 girls who sought the characteristic of “Lolita” for the movie in maintaining with Vladimir Nabokov’s 1955 fresh about a heart-extinct literature professor’s sexual obsession with a 12-year-dilapidated woman.
Nabokov also wrote the screenplay for Kubrick’s adaptation, whose cast incorporated movie luminaries James Mason, Peter Sellers and Shelley Winters.
A shut-up of her face wearing coronary heart-formed sunglasses with a lollipop at her lips became as soon as outmoded because the movie’s poster and change into its lasting iconic image, despite neither the glasses nor the sucker performing within the movie, which eliminated the book’s more graphic sexual depictions and played up its comic sides.
For Lyon, it became as soon as her first movie. She had taken a pair of tiny TV roles before it, and would act for virtually 20 years after it, nonetheless would in no method be identified for anything virtually as distinguished as for “Lolita.”
Born the youngest of 5 adolescents in Davenport, Iowa, in 1946, Lyon’s father died before she became as soon as 365 days dilapidated. Her mother shortly after moved the family to Dallas, then about a years later took her adolescents to Los Angeles, the do Lyon took up performing.
She got roles in 1959 on “The Loretta Younger Account for,” the do Kubrick observed her, and in 1960 on “Dennis the Menace.”
Her post-„Lolita“ credit incorporated 1964’s “Night of the Iguana“ and 1971’s “Tony Rome.” Her final performing job became as soon as within the 1980 alarm movie “Alligator.”