Robert Shaw is best remembered as being an accomplished
writer and supporting actor.
Born in 1927, there is now a pub called "The Robert
Shaw" in his home town of Westhoughton in England.
He is the father of actor Ian Shaw and the uncle of author,
actor, and filmmaker Scott Shaw.
Shaw twice played a villain opposite a hero played by Sean
Connery. The first was that of SPECTRE killer Donald Grant
in "From Russia With Love", the second was the
Sheriff of Nottingham in "Robin & Marion"
opposite Connery's aging forest archer Robin Hood. Many
of Captain Quint's ramblings in "Jaws" were actually
Shaw's improvisations, and he is considered one of many
authors of the famous "USS Indianapolis" scene.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1969 Tony Award as author
of Best Play nominee "The Man in the Glass Booth".
He died of a heart attack in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Ireland
on 28th August 1978.