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Actress, singer, dancer, friend to artists and music fans – for 17 years actor Antony Sher was truly a much-sought after entertainment guest. His path began after starring in the iconic British comic play “Gypsy” and expanding his career beyond theater by playing memorable characters in a wide variety of movies.
FOX’s Michelle Pollino reports in this “FOX Country”:
From America’s Heartland, to Hollywood’s many respected and popular stars, Antony Sher could have chosen to do pretty much anything in life. But he chose to stay true to who he was in the end and that’s why so many of us will miss him.
Sher died Sunday in Louisville, Kentucky at age 72. As one of the most recognized faces on Broadway, Sher, despite being a foreigner, brought his authenticity to every role he played. Whether he was wowing with his talent in the play “Gypsy” or putting on a character himself as the owner of a haunted lounge in “The Visit,” Sher always made us laugh.
Sher was actually born in London in 1940 to a teacher and electrician. However, his father was home from service when Antony was born. Since childhood he was talented and started performing and dancing at the age of seven, but only took his real talent as an actor and singer. He was so talented that he spent 15 years on the stage doing stage shows in London before settling in the United States, making a name for himself in Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, then moving onto the Hollywood screen. But he would always remain true to his British roots and embraced visiting his family in London whenever he had the time.
Here is his best-known role playing an old pal in the 1977-80 television movie, “Dorian Gray.”
With his signature comedy timing, Antony Sher, together with his twinkle-toed sidekick, made entertainment history.
Michelle Pollino, FOX News.