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Colleen Dewhurst

Colleen Dewhurst (3 June 1924 - 22 August 1991) was an Canadian-born actress best known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions from Sullivan Entertainment.

Her breakthrough stage role, which made her a major success, came in 1974 after 27 years of acting, when she appeared in the play A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Ms. Dewhurst had a recurring role on the CBS TV series Murphy Brown, for which she won her third Emmy. Over the course of her 45 year career, she won a total of four Emmys, two Tonys, two Obies and two Gemini Awards.

During the last years of her life, Ms. Dewhurst lived on a farm in South Salem, New York, and had a summer home on Prince Edward Island. Colleen Dewhurst died of cancer at age sixty-seven.

She was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, but lived most of her life in both the US and Canada, and died in South Salem, New York of cervical cancer. She was married to James Vickery and George C. Scott, and is the mother of actor Campbell Scott.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Colleen Dewhurst Facts

BirthdayJune 3, 1924
Date of deathAugust 22, 1991 (age 67)

Selected Filmography

Not available.