Her first three pictures were directed by three cinema greats: Kubrick, John Huston (The Night of the Iguana, 1964) and John Ford (Seven Women, 1966). Actress Sue Lyon passed away in Los Angeles on Dec. 26. A much celebrated movie poster shows Sue Lyon peering over a pair of heart-shaped sunglasses while sucking a red lollipop under the legend “How did they ever make a movie of Lolita?” The answer lay in the casting of 14-year-old Lyon in the title role of Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of the controversial Vladimir Nabokov novel, in which Lolita is 12 years old. Although Kubrick later complained about having to stick to the Hollywood Production Code, he said of Lyon, who has died aged 73, “she’s a one-in-a-million find”, and Nabokov thought her “the perfect nymphet”, a noun he coined in his 1955 novel. Read Next: ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Movie Lands Simon Kinberg as Writer, Producer, R. 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She is survived by Nona, her daughter from her second marriage. She tied the knot with Cotton Adamson, Hampton Fancher, Roland Harrison, Edward Weathers and Richard Rudman, whom she divorced in 2002. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. • Sue (Suellyn) Lyon, actor, born 10 July 1946; died 26 December 2019, Available for everyone, funded by readers. 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Lyon was married and divorced five times. Lyon co-starred with James Mason in the film before going on to appear in more than two dozen other films and television shows, in a career that lasted until 1980. But Who’s Buying? Lyon was married several times, including her most controversial one with the felon Cotton Adamson. Sue Lyon was controversially cast by Stanley Kubrick for the the title role of Lolita at the age of 14, beating over 800 girls who auditioned. Her husbands were the film-maker Hampton Fancher, Roland Harrison, a photographer and football coach, Gary Adamson, whom she married while he was in prison, Edward Weathers and, in 1985, Richard Rudman, a radio engineer; they divorced in 2002. Sue Lyon has passed away at the age of 73. She soon got small parts in the TV series Dennis the Menace and The Loretta Young Show (both 1959). Sue Lyon, who was cast in Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita” at the age of 14, died Thursday in Los Angeles. Lyon won most promising newcomer - female, at the 1963 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Lolita. She was born Suellyn Lyon in Davenport, Iowa, the last of five children of Sue Karr Lyon, who worked as a hospital house mother. Unfortunately, from such heights there was nowhere else to go but down, and whatever she did, whether professional or personal, Lolita would be evoked without fail.
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