Dec 06, 2016
Actress Margaret Whitton, best known for her role as Rachel Phelps in the 'Major League' films, died peacefully in her Florida home after a short battle with cancer. She was 67.
Whitton died on Sunday, reports variety.com.
Producer Steven Tabakin, who co-founded Tashtego Films with the late actress and her husband Warren Spector in 2008, confirmed Whitton's death.
Born in Philadelphia, Whitton's first performance included her off-Broadway debut in 1973 in 'Baba Goya', followed by her Broadway introduction in Nell Dunn's 'Steaming' in 1983.
Her first major screen role came in 1986, portraying Molly in '9 1/2 Weeks', alongside Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.
She then landed lead roles in films such as 'The Secret of My Success' and 'Ironweed', before starring in the critically-acclaimed 'Major League' and its sequel, 'Major League II,' as Rachel Phelps.
On the small screen, Whitton appeared on TV series such as 'Hometown', 'Good & Evil', 'A Fine Romance' and 'One Life to Live'.
Whitton is survived by her husband.