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Colleen Dewhurst

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Colleen Dewhurst (3 June 1924 - 22 August 1991) was a Canadian actress best known for playing Marilla Cuthbert in the various Anne of Green Gables productions from Sullivan Entertainment.

Her breakthrough stage role, which made her a major success, came in 1974 after 27 years of acting, when she appeared in Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten.

Dewhurst also had a recurring role on the CBS TV series Murphy Brown, for which she won two Emmys. Over the course of her 45 year career, she won a total of four Emmys, two Tony Awards, two Obies and two Gemini Awards.

Dewhurst was born in Montreal, Quebec, but in the last years of her life she lived on a farm in South Salem, New York with a summer home on Prince Edward Island.

She was president of the Actors' Equity Association from 1985 until her 1991 death from cervical cancer.

Dewhurst was married to James Vickery and to George C. Scott, and is the mother of actor Campbell Scott.

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