Glenne Headly, known for her role in films like ‘Dick Tracy,’ ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ and a couple of other films has reportedly died at the age of 63.
A TMZ report said that a veteran of stage and television besides of course films, she died Thursday night. Glenne Headly cause of death hasn’t been revealed till now.
Her representative, while announcing the death of the respected actress and stage artist, asked people to respect the privacy of the family. “It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly…We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time”, her representative was quoted as saying by the Deadline.
Born on 13 March 1955, the actress was known for her roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Mr. Holland’s Opus. She received Theatre World Awards, four Joseph Jefferson Awards, and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards. Headly and Ed Begley Jr. were reportedly tapped for lead roles opposite Josh Hutcherson in Future Man, Hulu’s half-hour comedy pilot from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
Born in New London, Connecticut she studied ballet at the Robert Joffrey school of ballet and modern dance at the Martha Graham Studios. In New York, she attended public schools, including P. S. 41, where she was placed in a class for intellectually gifted childrenAfter her graduation from Switzerland, she went to New York, taking day jobs as a waitress so that she could work nights in the theatre for little or no salary. Later she moved to Chicago, where she joined the “New Works Ensemble” at the St. Nicholas Theatre and was eventually cast in a Goodman Theatre production of Curse of the Starving Class.
Reports suggest that at the time of her death, she was co-starring alongside Josh Hutcherson and Ed Begley Jr. in the Seth Rogen-produced Hulu comedy series Future Man. The show was reportedly still in production at the time of Headly’s death.
Hutcherson, while condoling her death wrote on Instagram, “I only knew the talented, empathetic, loving, beautiful Glenne Headly for a short time…She was powerful and strong and hilarious. Her eyes brought to life so many amazing characters over the years and her love brought to life a beautiful family. I’m gonna miss her presence, her smile, and the way she made me feel like her son before, between, and after they called action and cut.”
Headly married twice. She first married fellow ensemble member John Malkovich. The two divorced six years later. In 1992, she went to Canada to work on a small Canadian film called Ordinary Magic with Ryan Reynolds and on the first day of filming, met her future husband Byron McCulloch, whom she married on 25 August 1993. She is survived by Byron McCulloch and a child.