‘Dick Tracy’ actress Glenne Headly dead at age 63

Actor Ed Harris holds a replica as he poses with actresses Marcia Gay Harden, Amy Madigan (wife), Holly Hunter and Glenne Headly (L-R) during an unveiling ceremony honoring him with the 2,546th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on March 13, 2015. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

June 9 (UPI) — Emmy-nominated actress Glenn Headly died on Thursday night at the age of 63, her representatives confirmed.

Headly, who starred as as Tess Trueheart in “Dick Tracy” in the 1990s and was an original member of the Steppenwolf Theatre company, died in the midst of production of her Hulu series “Future Man.”

“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly,” her representatives said in a statement. “We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time.”

Headly received an Emmy nomination for her role in the 1989 miniseries “Lonesome Dove” and was nominated again in 1996 for the Showtime film adaptation of “Bastard Out of Carolina.”

She began her acting career in the theater performing with Susan Sarandon in “Extremities” and working alongside Kevin Kline and Raul Julia in a production of Arms & The Man directed by her ex-husband John Malkovich.

Her film career began with an appearance in “Four Friends” in 1981 before appearing in “Doctor Detroit,” “Fandango,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and the Oscar-nominated “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”

In addition to her role in “Dick Tracy,” Headly also appeared on television series such as “ER,” NBC’s “Encore! Encore!” and the HBO miniseries “The Night Of.”

Headly is survived by her husband Byron McCulloch and son Stirling.


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