American versatile actress, Sue Lyon dies at the age of 73 in Los Angeles.
Sue Lyon, at the age of 14 played the steamy and scandalous character from novel ‘Lolita’ in 1962.
Longtime friend Phil Syracopoulos informed about her death without giving any cause of death.
Director Stanley Kubrick reportedly selected the young and inexperienced Lyon to play “Lolita” — a 12-year-old young girl.
She entered into a relationship with a middle-aged literature professor.
Russian and American novelist Vladimir Nabokov owns the novel ‘Lolita.’
The director described Lyon as the ‘perfect nymphet’.
The older man obsessed with the girl he calls “Lolita” played by English actor James Mason, who aged 53 when the film was shot.
Lyon´s role won her a 1963 Golden Globe as most promising female newcomer.
Lyon was 15 when the movie premiered — too young to be allowed into the theater to watch it.
She famously photographed sipping a drink at a nearby soda fountain during the premiere.
Lyon went on to a compile several other screen and television credits, including a role in John Huston’s “The Night of the Iguana”.
She played a young woman stuck in a small Mexican town who tries to seduce a disgraced Episcopal priest played by Richard Burton.
But Sue Lyon never again achieved the fame or notoriety that “Lolita” brought her.
Lyon´s last acting role was in 1980 horror film “Alligator,” in which she played a reporter.
Lyon has a daughter naming Nona.
Sue Lyon joined the entertainment industry as a model at the age of 13.
She later rose to prominence and won a Golden Globe for playing the title role in film Lolita.
Her other notable film appearances included The Night of the Iguana, 7 Women, Tony Rome, and Evel Knievel.
A songwriter, Allie Willis, has died at the age of 72 years.
Her work entails theme song for the Friends and Earth, a TV show, September, and Wind & Fire.
Her publicist mentioned a cardiac event as her death cause on Tuesday.