Rachel Roberts
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Rachel Roberts
Rachel Roberts was a Welsh actress noted for her fervour and passion; Roberts is best remembered for her forthright screen performances in two key films of the 1960s, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and This Sporting Life, in both of which she played the older mistress of the central male character. In Australia, she is remembered for her performance as Mrs Appleyard in Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock.
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Centennial scores late, beats Capital - The Idaho Statesman
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Centennial first-year starting quarterback Darian Seifert probably won't want to spend much time re-living the first half of Thursday night's season-opener against Capital
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Varsity Extra notebook: Fewer Idaho students playing high school sports - The Idaho Statesman
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National high school sports participation numbers rose for the 22nd consecutive school year in 2010-11, but Idaho did not follow that trend. While the national total increased to a
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Lady Flyers roll to Classic title - State-Journal.com
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State Journal/Tricia Spaulding Franklin County's Brooke Barber dribbles past Frankfort High's Rachel Roberts Saturday night at Capitol View Park during the final game of the Rotary Capital City Classic. The Franklin County girls soccer
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Rocky drops opener - The Idaho Statesman
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MERIDIAN — The day started at 5 am for the Coeur d'Alene football team, as sleepy players boarded a charter bus bound for Meridian. Eight hours later, the Vikings arrived in the
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Mining the prospects - The Idaho Statesman
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BY RACHEL ROBERTS - rroberts@idahostatesman.com © 2011 Idaho Statesman At the start of every high school football season, a few Division I prospects sprout up throughout the Treasure Valley. Some are easy to spot, such as BYU-bound Eagle quarterback
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Longmeadow sets sights on 15th straight Super Bowl appearance - MassLive.com
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(Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com) LONGMEADOW -- Two days into training camp and there's already talk of Gillette Stadium. And so it goes for the Longmeadow football program... At most other camps, talk of a Division I Super Bowl appearance would certainly
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Rachel Roberts: Mangum helps show nation that Idaho is getting better - IdahoStatesman.com
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Idaho is not the first place most college coaches think of when seeking out the nation's best high school football players. In fact, we're far down the list of must-visit recruiting destinations. That sentiment may be on its way out
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Saturday marks 4th annual 'Ride Like an Animal' fundraiser for TJO Adoption Center - MassLive.com
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By Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com The fourth annual “Ride Like an Animal” fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Thomas J. O'Connor Animal Control and Adoption Center on Cottage St. in Springfield. All proceeds from the event will go directy to
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Dennis Rodman: "You're going to think Elton John's on stage" - MassLive.com
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By Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com Dennis Rodman: "You're going to think Elton John's on the stage" Dressed in all black with sunglasses shielding his eyes, Dennis Rodman's outfit was certainly the most interesting of the Class of 2011 Basketball Hall of
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Death crash driver banned - The Leader - Wrexham & Flintshire news
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Rachel Roberts, 25, had gone for a drive with a friend in the MG TF car when the crash happened near Ellesmere, Shropshire, more than a year ago. At Shrewsbury Crown Court she was banned from driving for a year and was ordered to complete 100 hours'
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NBA lockout day 28: League officials and players union set to meet Monday - MassLive.com
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By Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com IN this Nov. 22, 2010, photo, Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard shoots during an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Howard's frustration with the NBA lockout has caused him star to strongly
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Week begins with chance of showers, highs in mid-70s - MassLive.com
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By National Weather Service Enlarge Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com Hazel Andrade of Greenfield sizes up a Great Dane while cooling off in the sprinklers on Main Street in Greenfield at Franklin County's 200th birthday celebration
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Trick dribbler Ilze Luneau performs at Basketball Hall of Fame - MassLive.com
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By Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com It's hard enough to dribble two basketballs at one time, let alone six while standing on a balance board. Former All-American basketball player Ilze Luneau wowed the crowd with her trick dribbling skills at the
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Passing tourney starts today - IdahoStatesman.com
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Want to get a glimpse of what area high school football teams might look like this fall? Stop by the 17th annual 7-on-7 Passing Tournament beginning at 9 am at the Optimist Youth Sports Complex on Hill
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Honor roll: Delta Woods Middle School - Blue Springs Examiner
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... Abigail Reinig, Rachel Roberts, Victoria Sandring, Brooke Sherman, Jacob Shireman, David Silberberg, Preston Smith, Julia Swank, Nicholas Swanson, Hannah Tolliver, Lance Tran, Matthew Tran, Abbey Widick, Christopher Yong and Chuqi Zhang
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Video: Western Mass. magician performs in Northampton - MassLive.com
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By Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com In a plain white t-shirt and sunglasses, Nick Blais doesn't look like your typical magician--nor does he want to. "I try to have a different look," he told us in a recent interview. "Most magicians have the top hat,
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Facebook's "awesome" announcement: A partnership with Skype - MassLive.com
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By Rachel Roberts, MassLive.com AP PhotoFacebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced on Wednesday a video calling in partnership through Skype. One week after Google unveiled plans for a new social networking site, Facebook founder Mark
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rachel Roberts
    FIFTIES
  • 1980
    Age 52
    In 1980, a final attempt to win Harrison back proved futile, and, impulsive and insecure, she died by suicide on 26 November 1980, at her home in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported that her death was a result of swallowing lye, alkali, or another unidentified caustic substance, as well as barbiturates and alcohol, as detailed in her posthumously published journals. The corrosive effect of the poisonous agent was an immediate cause of death. Her gardener found her body on her kitchen floor, lying amidst shards of glass; she had fallen through a decorative glass divide between two rooms. Her cause of death was initially reported as cardiac arrest. The coroner documented the cause of death as "swallowing a caustic substance" and, later, "acute barbiturate intoxication." It was ruled a suicide. She was 53 years old. She was cremated at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles. Her journals became the basis for No Bells on Sunday: The Memoirs of Rachel Roberts (1984). In 1992, Roberts' ashes, along with those of her very good friend Jill Bennett (who died by suicide in 1990), were scattered on the River Thames in London by director Lindsay Anderson during a boat trip, with several of the two actresses' professional colleagues and friends aboard; musician Alan Price sang "Is That All There Is? " The event was included as a segment in Anderson's BBC documentary film, also titled Is That All There Is?
  • FORTIES
  • 1975
    Age 47
    Devastated by their divorce, she moved to Hollywood in 1975 and tried to forget the relationship.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 22
    Roberts was born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales. After a Baptist upbringing (against which she rebelled), followed by study at the University of Wales and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she began working with a repertory company in Swansea in 1950.
    More Details Hide Details She made her film debut in the Welsh-set comedy Valley of Song (1953), directed by Gilbert Gunn. Her portrayal of Brenda in Karel Reisz's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) won her a British Academy Film Award. Lindsay Anderson cast her as the suffering Mrs Hammond in This Sporting Life (1963), earning another BAFTA and an Oscar nomination. Both films were significant examples of the British New Wave of film-making. In theatre, she performed at the Royal Court and played the title role as the life-enhancing tart in Lionel Bart's musical Maggie May (1964). In films, she continued to play women with lusty appetites as in Lindsay Anderson's O Lucky Man! (1973), although the haunting Australian-made Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), directed by Peter Weir, provided her with a different kind of role, as the authoritarian head teacher of a Victorian girls' school.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Born
    Born on September 20, 1927.
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