Two-time Emmy-winning actress Lois Nettleton
has died after losing a battle with lung cancer. The 80-year-old was a veteran of the Broadway stage, films and television; she received Emmys for her roles in The American Woman: Profiles In Courage
and A Gun For Mandy
in 1977 and 1983 respectively.
Born in Illinois, Nettleton was a former Miss Chicago and Miss Illinois before she became an actress in the late 1940s.
She made her Broadway debut in "Darkness At Noon" in 1949 and quickly became connected to the works of playwright Tennessee Williams
after starring in a string of his plays.
She made her film debut in the movie adaptation of Williams' "Period Of Adjustment
" in 1962.
Other film roles included Valley Of Mystery
, The Man In The Glass Booth
and The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
She was also known for regular roles on sci-fi TV series Twilight Zone
, and she also had recurring roles on beloved U.S. shows Murder She Wrote
, Full House
and The Golden Girls
Nettleton died last week.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)