Actress Susan Tyrrell, who was Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a barfly in John Huston’s 1972 boxing movie Fat City, has died. Tyrrell was 67 and died June 16 in Austin, Texas, according to her web site. Cause of death was not reported. Born Susan Jillian Creamer, she was the daughter of a William Morris agent. Her sporadic, eclectic movie and TV career included roles in Andy Warhol’s Bad, John Waters’ Cry-Baby (in which she played Johnny Depp’s grandmother), Big Top Pee-Wee, Richard Elfman’s Forbidden Zone, Powder, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden and Islands In The Stream, plus appearances in TV series such as Wings, Starsky & Hutch, Kojak, Bonanza, Baretta and The Patty Duke Show as well as several others. In 2000 she was diagnosed with the rare blood disease essential thrombocytosis and lost both legs as a result but she continued to work periodically.
R.I.P. Susan Tyrrell
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