Her Broadway debut came nine years later, in the play Steaming.

The Hollywood actress was also involved in a legal tussle with Ron Shelton, director of Bill Durham, the cult 1988 movie about a minor-league baseball team starring Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. Whitton died peacefully at her Palm Beach residence in Florida after a short battle with cancer, she was 67. According to her husband, she was a Yankee fan who held season tickets to the old Yankee Stadium. [2], Whitton was born on Fort Meade, Maryland, a US Army base in the suburbs of Baltimore. Early results show president victorious in battleground states that polls placed in the Biden camp, raising the specter of a 2016 repeat, Lindsey Graham holds his Senate seat as Democrats' $100 million bid to oust him fails - with Republicans gaining Alabama but losing Colorado seats, Oregon becomes the first state to decriminalize possession of ALL drugs including HEROIN and COCAINE, Clashes break out between BLM protesters and pro-Trump supporters outside the White House as DC police prepare for weeks of demonstrations if the president re-elected, Ex-White House doctor Ronny Jackson who once claimed Donald Trump could live to '200 years old' and had 'excellent health' is elected to Congress, Trump Tower in NYC becomes a fortress as NYPD surround it with gravel trucks and police chiefs warn they will 'freeze' parts of the city if unrest erupts, Lil Wayne's model girlfriend Denise Bidot dumps him following his Trump endorsement: 'She's so disappointed in him', Election betting market does a U-Turn as money pours intoTrump, who now has a 70% chance of victory, as Biden struggles to make breakthroughs in key swing states, United States Postal Service FAILS to meet deadline set by judge to sweep facilities and deliver remaining mail ballots, New England's two Republican governors break away from party and DON'T vote for Trump: Vermont's Phil Scott backs Biden and Massachusetts' Charlie Baker leaves his choice blank, QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene is elected to Congress after her Democratic opponent dropped out of the race in Georgia, White supremacist Richard Spencer votes for Joe Biden as he tweets 'to hell with libertarian ideology', Conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer loses Congressional race in Trump's home district of Florida despite the president's backing, Billionaire Gristedes heiress Andrea Catsimatidis leads the glamorous arrivals at Trump's White House election party where she joins Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric - while cars turn up at Biden's HQ parking lot, Left-wing pundit Keith Olbermann is slammed for 'racist' tweet comparing Trump to 'a whiny little Kunta Kinte' - the name of slave from 80s TV series 'Roots', Ritchie Torres makes history as the first black gay man elected to the US Congress - and Mondaire Jones could be the second if he wins tight race in New York, Melania looks sensational in $4,500 chain-print Gucci dress as she votes in 77 degree Florida heat where final pre-election poll shows Biden with a narrow lead, Pennsylvania's governor Tom Wolf pleads for patience with vote counting in crucial battleground saying 'take a deep breath - we may not know the results today', 'Clueless' De Blasio says there's 'no reason' for businesses to board up their windows despite NYPD calling chaos 'inevitable', FBI launches investigation after robocalls target voters in North Carolina, Nebraska and Michigan falsely telling them to 'stay home' and vote on WEDNESDAY to avoid long lines, REVEALED: Texan Trump supporter who boasted about bashing Biden campaign car during highway 'ambush' also drove through a BLM protest in June, Amish Trump train! Whitton … In a 2011 interview, Whitton discussed the film, and what it was like working with a script that had been adapted from a book. [citation needed], Whitton was married to Bear, Stearns & Co. executive Warren Spector from 1993 until her death in 2016. PALM BEACH , Florida — Margaret Whitton, who starred as a former showgirl who became owner of the Cleveland Indians in the 1989 comedy “Major League,” has died. Producer Steven Tabakin, who co-founded Tashtego Films with the late actress and her husband, Warren Spector, in 2008, confirmed Whitton’s death to Variety.

Caravan of hansom cabs trots through an Ohio town in support of the president after he... 'Losing is never easy. Her film career began in 1989, with the baseball comedy Major League. Death. Whitton, the daughter of an army colonel, was born. 'This is my son, Beau, who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate': Joe confuses his two granddaughters and then introduces one of them as his dead son - and he could be your President in HOURS... Have the pollsters underestimated Trump AGAIN? Gone but not forgotten: Margaret Whitton, seen here in 1994 at the Major League II premiere, died at 67 on Sunday at her Florida home, Talented: The actress made a brilliant villain opposite Charlie Sheen in the 1989 and 1994 films, Acting chops: In the Major League films she played Rachel Phelps, a former showgirl who aimed to make the Indians' attendance so low, they would be able to relocate to Miami. Her most visible roles were that of socialite Vera Prescott in The Secret of My Success (1987), and spiteful baseball team owner Rachel Phelps in Major League (1989),[4] and its sequel Major League II (1994). The line was in reference to the Yankees first baseman that set the major league record in 1987. Margaret Whitton, who played meddling Cleveland Indians owner Rachel Phelps opposite Charlie Sheen in two Major League films, died of cancer Sunday at 67. Whitton, the daughter of an army colonel, was born in Philadelphia. On the small screen, Whitton appeared on TV series such as “Hometown,” “Good & Evil,” “A Fine Romance,” and “One Life to Live.” Later in her career, the Pennsylvania native began focusing on directing and producing, making her directorial debut in 2011 with “A Bird of the Air,” starring Rachel Nichols and Jackson Hurst. In a statement to EW, her producing partner, Steven Tabakin, said, “As you might imagine, Margaret faced her illness with all the grace and wit she brought to every facet of her life.”. [5], Whitton worked as a television actress, with appearances in the soap operas One Life to Live and The Doctors. [10], Whitton died on December 4, 2016, aged 67, at her home in Florida after a brief battle with cancer. Rachel Nichols on Margaret WhittonA BIRD OF THE AIR Directed by Margaret Whitton Screenplay by Roger Towne Based on the the novel "The Loop" by Joe Coomer Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner whose job patrolling highways at night, aiding stranded motorists keeps him at a distance from other people. The Maryland native’s acting career began onstage, in an off-Broadway production of Baby Goya. Get Cozy and Stylish With the 25 Best Sweatpants for Men. Published: 18:58 EST, 5 December 2016 | Updated: 19:45 EST, 5 December 2016. Her nefarious sabotage plans backfired when a team of rag-tag castoffs including Ricky 'Wild Thing' Vaughn (Sheen), Willie Mays Hayes (Wesley Snipes) and Pedro Cerrano (Dennis Haysbert) emerged as a contender. She also had experience as a stage actress, having appeared on Broadway in 1983's Steaming and 1999's Marlene, among other productions. She was 67. Whitton will be honored early next year with a memorial service in New York, according to THR. Margaret Whitton, known for her role in the 1989 “Major League,” died Sunday after battling cancer. Whitton really did love baseball. When the Indians win a playoff game against the Yankees, she watches on in depressing silence as players and fans celebrate. “It was the summer Don Mattingly hit six grand slams.”, Happy Birthday Margaret Whitton! [6] She later starred in the 1991 sitcom Good & Evil, which was cancelled after six episodes.[7]. She had experience directing with the 2011 film, A Bird of the Air. Her acting career debuted at the American Place Theater in 1973 in the off-Broadway hit Baba Goya. She also had recurring roles in TV series including in A Fine Romance, Hometown, One Life to Live and Good & Evil. A BIRD OF THE AIR Directed by Margaret Whitton Screenplay by Roger Towne Based on the the novel "The Loop" by Joe Coomer Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner whose job patrolling highways at night, aiding stranded motorists keeps him at a distance from other people. The Cleveland Indians end up exceeding her expectations by winning matches, but she tells her general manager she still wants them to lose. Distribution rights to her film A Bird of the Air were acquired by Freestyle Digital Media. Whitton is survived by her husband, sisters, and brothers. [1] She made her Off-Broadway debut in 1973 with Baby Goya, and her Broadway debut in 1982's Steaming. During her time in the New York theater circuit, Whitton became a regular actor in Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival, and appeared in plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, Henry IV, and Merry Wives of Windsor.

Whitton’s husband, Warren Spector, told the New York Times that the cause of death was cancer. Whitton also appeared in The Best of Times (1986) and The Man Without a Face (1993).

“One of the things I was attracted to with The Loop was that I didn’t know where the story was going and I loved its curves and turns and twists. Margaret Whitton left behind a husband. Both actresses appeared nude in the play, set in a Turkish bath. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Not for me, it's not': Donald Trump says election winner should be known TONIGHT but... Shares surge around the world as investors bet on Biden... but did markets jump the gun? In the 1990s, Whitton decided to focus her talents on directing. She spent many of her formative years in Japan; her father was an Army colonel, and her mother was a nurse. Actress Margaret Whitton, best known for her role as Rachel Phelps in Major League, died peacefully at her home in Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday. REVEALED: Texan Trump supporter who boasted about bashing Biden campaign car during highway 'ambush' also... Amish Trump train! 2016-12-06T00:47:24-05:00. Fox, who she tries to seduce in the flick. ‘Fox News’ Calls Arizona For Joe Biden, Potentially A Major Victory For Democrats, Republican Lindsey Graham Wins Fourth Senate Term In One Of The Most-Watched Races, ‘The Young And The Restless’ Spoilers For Wednesday: Summer Warns Sally, NBA Trade Rumors: Rockets Could Dump Russell Westbrook To Magic For Aaron Gordon And Evan Fournier, Qimmah Russo Flaunts Her Chiseled Abs And Legs While Wearing Denim Crop Top And Matching Booty Shorts, Lyna Perez Flaunts Her Buxom Curves In A Skintight Blue Mini Dress, Sebastian Machado Not A Poll Worker In Erie County, PA, Did Not Trash Trump Ballots, Board Of Elections Says, Gabby Epstein Rocks A Minuscule Black Bikini While Posing On Top Of A Building: ‘Rooftop Goals’, Sierra Skye Pulls At Underwear Bottoms In Racy New Snap, Maya Jama Wows Fans In Cut-Out Brown Silk Dress, Abby Dowse Leaves Very Little To The Imagination In Strappy, Billiards-Themed Lingerie, Jessica Killings Slays In Scanty Lingerie While Hiding Out On Election Day, Privacy Notice for Personal Data used for Interest-Based Advertising and Third-Party Marketing.

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