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Actress Margaret Whitton dies at 67

Los Angeles
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.

Los Angeles
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.

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