Phyllis Somerville: Outsiders And The Big C Actress Passes Away At 76

Phyllis Somerville, aged 76 years old, passed away at her home in New York City due to natural causes. Phyllis Somerville was a prolific character and a veteran of the screen and stage. She died on Thursday, and the cause of her death was found to be natural. She always took pride in calling herself a New Yorker, but deep down in her heart, she had the salt of the earth. The artist had her strings attached to the midwestern roots which she was also proud of. This statement was made by Paul Hilepo, Somerville’s manager to the EW. Paul also added that she will be missed by many and will be remembered for her memorable and heart touching performances.

Phyllis Somerville
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Phyllis Somerville was born in Lowa City, Lowa in the year 1943. Before making her debut on the screen in the year 1981’s Arthur, she acted on the New York stage for many years. She continued working in the theatre as a stage artist as her career progressed. She also appeared as the cantankerous Mrs Dubose in the original Broadway cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Aaron Sorkin.

Remembering Phyllis Somerville

In her near about 50-year of career, she worked with various heavyweight filmmakers like David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, and Park Chan-wook. She also gave her appearances in numerous TV shows including, The Good Wife, The Sopranos, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In addition to this, her big-screen credits included Little Children as Poms. Also, Somerville was a part of a regular series on Showtime’s The Big C, as Marlene, the elderly neighbour of Cathy, played by Laura Linney.

Phyllis Somerville
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The last performance by Somerville is yet to be premiered on HBO in the upcoming limited series, Mare of Easttown. She will definitely be remembered for her contribution to both theatre and screen.

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