NEW YORK (AP) — Glenne Headly, an early member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company who went on to star in films and on TV, died Thursday night, according to her agent.
She was 62. No cause of death or location was immediately available.
Headly was known from performances in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (opposite Michael Caine and Steve Martin) and “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” and the miniseries “Lonesome Dove.”
She won her first Emmy nomination for “Lonesome Dove” and a second for “Bastard Out of Carolina” in 1996.
She had recurring roles on “ER” and “Monk,” and played the daughter of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the 2001 live telecast of the play “On Golden Pond.”
She was set to appear in the upcoming Seth Hogan Hulu sitcom “Future Man.”
Bright (she was a member of Mensa) she was also funny and very self-deprecating.
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In 2015, Headly co-starred with Jason Alexander on Broadway in the Larry David comedy “Fish in the Dark.” On Friday, Alexander tweeted a remembrance of his “sweet friend” as “a beautiful light taken too soon.”
In 1979 Headly was recruited by Chicago’s budding Steppenwolf Theatre, joining such fellow up-and-comers as Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and John Malkovich.
She married Malkovich in 1982. The couple divorced in 1988.
Headly is survived by husband Byron McCulloch, a musician and metal worker whom she married in 1993, and their son. born in 1997.
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