Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Star Glenne Headly Dies at Age 62 – Vanity Fair
Actress Glenne Headly, whose catalogue of work includes classic comedies like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and dramas like Mr. Holland’s Opus, died Thursday night. She was 62 years old. Her death was confirmed by her representatives to Deadline on Friday.
“It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly,” they said in a statement. “We ask that her family’s privacy be respected in this difficult time.”
A cause of death has not yet been reported. Headly was most recently working on the Hulu series Future Man, a comedy co-executive produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which also stars Haley Joel Osment and Josh Hutcherson.
Headly began her career in the theater world, joining Chicago’s burgeoning Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, which blossomed into a theater company that touts such actors as Martha Plimpton and playwrights like Oscar-winning Moonlight scribe Tarell Alvin McCraney among its alumni. It was also there that Headly met her first husband, John Malkovich, with whom she collaborated with on projects; the pair later divorced.
The actress spent much of the late 80s and early 90s working on some of her most prominent movies, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, and Mr. Holland’s Opus. She also landed a number of prominent TV-movie roles, earning Emmy nominations for her performances in Lonesome Dove and Bastard Out of Carolina. Younger fans might fondly remember her performance as the long-suffering mother in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Headly is survived by her husband, Byron McCulloch, and her son, Stirling.