Irish Actor Richard Todd dies at 90

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Richard Todd who was in 1949 nominated for an Academy Award for his role in A Hasty Heart died in his sleep, his family said Friday, the Associated Press reported.

Todd who enjoyed unusual distinction of appearing in films about D-Day, was battling cancer.

He was born Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd in Dublin, Ireland son to a British officer who served as an army physician in India where Todd spent a few of his childhood years.

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