Steve Martin, Jason Alexander Remember Glenne Headly

Star of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' died Thursday at 62
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 9, 2017 7:03 PM CDT

(Newser) – Glenne Headly, an early member of the acclaimed 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, the AP reports. Headly was known from her performances in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, co-starring alongside Michael Caine and Steve Martin; Mr. Holland's Opus with Richard Dreyfuss; and Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy. On TV, she was in the miniseries Lonesome Dove and had recurring roles on ER and Monk. She played the daughter of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the 2001 live telecast of the play On Golden Pond.

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." Steve Martin tweeted, "Our household mourns the sudden loss of beloved friend, actress and comic genius, Glenne Headly." Last summer, she was seen in HBO's drama miniseries The Night Of. She had been in production for the upcoming Hulu sitcom Future Man, from Seth Rogen. 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, who would become her first husband. They divorced in 1988. (Read more obituary stories.)

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