R.I.P. Ann Wedgeworth

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Re: R.I.P. Ann Wedgeworth

Postby Mister Tee » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:36 am

Loved her. Saw her onstage in Herb Gardner's play Thieves, in which she was the saving grace. She was indeed wonderful in Handle with Care, and as Patsy Cline's mother in Sweet Dreams. Under-appreciated for sure.

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Re: R.I.P. Ann Wedgeworth

Postby Precious Doll » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:12 am

Such a great under appreciated/under used actress. Her presence was always a plus factor for any film she appeared in.

The obituary fails to mention Handle with Care for which she won the National Society of Film Critics award for Best Supporting Actress of 1977.
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R.I.P. Ann Wedgeworth

Postby Reza » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:01 am

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ann Wedgeworth Dead at 83
Tony Award winning actress and former soap opera star Ann Wedgeworth passed away on Thursday. She was 83.

After playing Marie Warren and, later, Angie Talbot on CBS soap The Edge of Night, Wedgeworth moved to NBC's Another World in 1967 to create the role of Lahoma Vane. In March 1970, Lahoma and her husband, Sam Lucas, left Bay City for the spin-off series Somerset. Wedgeworth left Somerset in September 1973.

In a 1980 People magazine interview, Wedgeworth described her six years in the soaps as "dreary and horrible".

She went on to win a Tony Award in 1978 for her work in "Chapter Two," and later memorably played Lana Shields on ABC's hit sitcom Three's Company.

Wedgeworth's numerous other TV credits included Filthy Rich, Evening Shade, One Life to Live (as Charlie Barnes), Roseanne and Trapper John, M.D.

Her movie appearances included Scarecrow, Sweet Dreams, Steel Magnolias, Love and a .45, Hard Promises and Made in Heaven.

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