‘Lolita’ sensation, Sue Lyon takes her last breath at the age of 73.

Sue Lyon renown for her role in 1962’s Lolita passed away at the age of 73. She took her last breath in Los Angeles on 26th December. Her debut in acting was no less than a drama itself. Her first movie was Stanley Kubrick’s controversial Lolita. It was an adaption of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel about a middle-aged man who becomes sexually obsessed with a teenage girl.

Lyon earned the role by getting picked out from 800 girls who gave the audition. For her fabulous performance in the movie, she received a Golden Globe Award for the most promising newcomer-female. The movie was an altered version of the novel so as not to violate the Hollywood Production Code.

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Suellyn Lyon was born on 10th July 1946 in Davenport, Iowa. In 1964, after Lolita, she got the role of a seductive teenager in John Huston’s The Night of the Iguana. She played as a mission worker in 1965’s 7 Women. After this, she played a lead role in the comedy movie The Flim-flam Man and a supportive role in Tony Rome. 

In 1971, she played the role of Evel Knievel’s wife Linda, in Evel  Knievel. She did supporting roles in most of her future movies. She retired from the big screen in 1980 with a horror genre movie, Alligator.

Her T.V. series include Love, American Style, Fantasy Island, Letter to Loretta, Night Gallery and Police Story.


She married five times in her lifetime. She first married Hampton Fancher in 1963 and separate in 1965. Then she married Roland Harrison in 1971. She had a daughter, Nona with him. They divorced in 1972. Her next relationship was the most controversial one with Cotton Adamson. He was accused of second-degree murder and robbery. He spent time in prison for this. They married in 1973.

Then she was in a relationship with Edward Weathers from 1983 to 1984. Her last relationship was with Richard Rudman. They lived together for 17 years from 1985 to 2002.