Margaret Whitton dead: Actress’ life claimed by cancer!
The American actress died in her home in Florida after a short battle with cancer. She had no children and she was survived by her husband (Warren Spector), two sisters, and two brothers. Whitton also served as the president of an indie-film production company Tashtego Films at the time of her death.
Margaret Whitton and Her Notable Contributions
Margaret Whitton was best known for her role as the baseball team owner in the film Major League. She stars with Charlie Sheen, Wesley Snipes, and Tom Berenger. The movie was released in 1989 and had a positive reception among critics and audience alike. Made with an $11 million budget, Major League grossed $49 million domestically. Two sequels, Major League II and Back to the Minors, were released. However, they failed to uphold the success of the first installment.
She also starred in the film The Secret of My Success as the quirky aunt-by-marriage of Michael J. Fox’ character. The comedy film was a certified box office. It was made on an $18 million budget but it received a whopping $110 million. However, it received mixed reviews from critics, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a 58% “rotten” rating.
Whitton also made appearances on the small screen as well. The actress was in the soap operas The Doctors and One Life to Live. Her first starring role was in 1985 in CBS’ drama series Hometown, where she portrayed a classy recent divorcee named Barbara Donnelly.
One of Whitton’s last works was a film in 2011 called A Bird of the Air. The movie follows the life of a librarian and her pets turn a man’s quiet life upside down. However, the film received a 30% “rotten” rating .
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Gone but her legacy lives on!
The Margaret Whitton dead news left fans shocked. It was not specified what cancer she succumbed to. It was Steven Tabakin, her friend and co-producer in Tashtego Films, who told The Hollywood Reporter about the actress’ death. Although Whitton may be gone, the works she made and were featured in will always be present for those who want to reminisce the times the actress graced the screen.