Death of Charles Bronson

November 3, 1921 - August 30, 2003
| Age 81

'Death Wish' star Charles Bronson dies
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Charles Bronson, the grim-faced tough guy who built a European following before making his mark in the United States with action films including the "Death Wish'' series, died Saturday of pneumonia.

He was 81.

The actor died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his wife at his bedside, publicist Lori Jonas said. He had been in the hospital for weeks, Jonas said.

The actor had often wondered if he was too manly to achieve instant stardom in his home country.

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