Lois De Banzie, a Tony-nominated actress greatest identified for the movies “Annie” and “Sister Act,” has died. She was 90 years previous.
Though her official reason for dying has not been disclosed, the veteran performer’s household confirmed her dying on April three in Greenbrae, California, through an obituary within the San Francisco Chronicle.
Born Might 4, 1930, in Glasgow, Scotland, she received her large break in a 1957 episode of “Perry Mason,” launching a profession that spanned a long time and included appearances onstage, tv and the massive display screen.
“Her most notable stage efficiency was in ‘Morning’s at Seven,’ for which she obtained a Drama Desk Award and a Tony Award nomination,” in keeping with her obit. “Her wit and humor might be a lot missed.”
“Morning’s at Seven” ran for 564 performances on Broadway in 1981 and co-starred stage legends Maureen O’Sullivan, Teresa Wright, Nancy Marchand and Elizabeth Wilson.
De Banzie additionally appeared on Broadway reverse Barnard Hughes within the comedy “Da,” which ran from 1978 by 1980, amongst different productions.
Nevertheless, maybe her most well-known position was that of FLOTUS Eleanor Roosevelt in John Huston’s 1982 movie adaptation of the hit musical “Annie.”
Along with showing reverse superstars corresponding to Dustin Hoffman in classics corresponding to “Tootsie” and Clint Eastwood in “Sudden Affect,” De Banzie delivered a string of scene-stealing visitor appearances on basic TV sitcoms and dramas together with “Cheers,” “Taxi,” “Hill Avenue Blues,” “The Fugitive,” “Dwelling Enchancment” and “Who’s the Boss?”