Friday, 9 June 2017

RIP Glenne Headly

Glenne Headly, star of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Dick Tracy, has died at the age of 62.

Headly was an early member of Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, alongside her first husband Jon Malkovich, but it was her role in 1988's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels alongside Michael Caine and Steve Martin that brought her international recognition and the prize of Most Promising New Actress by the Chicago Film Critics Association. From there, she was cast by Warren Beatty to play Tess Trueheart in Dick Tracy and starred opposite Bruce Willis and Demi Moore in Mortal Thoughts, before reuniting with Steve Martin in the big screen version of Sgt Bilko. She appeared alongside Danny DeVito in What's The Worst That Could Happen?, played opposite Richard Dreyfus in Mr Holland's Opus and starred in Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo.On TV, she gained an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Lonesome Dove, had a recurring role in ER from 1996 to '97 as Dr Abby Keaton and starred as Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer's daughter in a live telecast of On Golden Pond. Most recently she starred in acclaimed HBO series The Night Of.

It isn't yet known how Headly died.


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