Her breakthrough stage role, which made her a major success, came in 1974 after 27 years of acting, when she appeared in the play A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Ms. Dewhurst had a recurring role on the CBS TV series Murphy Brown, for which she won her third Emmy. Over the course of her 45 year career, she won a total of four Emmys, two Tonys, two Obies and two Gemini Awards.
During the last years of her life, Ms. Dewhurst lived on a farm in South Salem, New York, and had a summer home on Prince Edward Island. Colleen Dewhurst died of cancer at age sixty-seven.
She was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, but lived most of her life in both the US and Canada, and died in South Salem, New York of cervical cancer. She was married to James Vickery and George C. Scott, and is the mother of actor Campbell Scott.
Colleen Dewhurst Facts
|Birthday||June 3, 1924|
|Date of death||August 22, 1991 (age 67)|