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Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

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First broadcast: Sun 18 Jun 2000

Hollywood film star

Sue Lawley's castaway this week is Donald Sutherland. He has acted in 104 films, including such classics as MASH, Don't Look Now and JFK. Tall and lanky as a child, he was called 'Goofus' or 'Dumbo' because of his big ears. However, it was those ears that caught the attention of the director of The Dirty Dozen and thus his film career was launched.

Now appearing on the British stage for the first time in 36 years, he chooses eight records to take to the mythical desert island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

Peggy Lee

1.

Peggy Lee

The Best Is Yet To Come

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

2.

Castaway's favourite

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Horn Concerto No. 4 In E flat major

Soloist: Dennis Brain Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra

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Johann Sebastian Bach

4.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Goldberg variations

Soloist: Glenn Gould

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Diane Dufresne

8.

Diane Dufresne

J'ai recontre l'homme de ma vie

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Book

Distant Mirror by Barbara Tuckman

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Luxury item

Case of really good vintage wine

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