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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dead at 81

London: Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died at the age of 81. O'Toole died Saturday after a long illness, Steve Kenis said in a brief statement. O'Toole got his first Oscar nomination for 1962's ''Lawrence of Arabia,'' his last for ''Venus'' in 2006. With that he set the record for most nominations without ever winning, though he had accepted an honorary Oscar in 2003. A reformed, but unrepentant, hell-raiser,…