Oliver Reed was born on February 13, 1938 in Wimbledon, London, England as Robert Oliver Reed. He was an actor, known for Gladiator (2000), Oliver! (1968) and Tommy (1975). He was known for his upper-class, macho image, hellraiser lifestyle, and “tough guy” roles.
He was married to Kate Byrne (1959–1969), which produced 2 children and Josephine Burge (1985–1999, his death). He died on May 2, 1999 in Valletta, Malta.