Saturday, June 30, 2012


Susan Tyrrell, an eccentric, husky-voiced character actress best known for her Oscar-nominated supporting role as a blowsy barfly in director John Huston's 1972 movie "Fat City," has died. She was 67.

Tyrrell died Saturday at her home in Austin, Texas, according to the Travis County medical examiner. The cause of death was not yet known.

The actress, whose many film credits included "Islands in the Stream" (1977), "Angel" (1984) and "Cry-Baby" (1990), already had played a number of colorful character roles on stage in New York before being cast in "Fat City," a boxing drama starring Stacy Keach and Jeff Bridges.

I wrote about Susan Tyrell the other day, mentioning the characters she played on 'The Patty Duke Show', 'Kojak', and 'Wings'.

Here's the full episode of 'Wings' in which she played fishing boat captain Sconset Sal:

Good night and may God bless......

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