Stage and screen star Rosemary Murphy died on July 5 at her home in New York City. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Emmy winner and three-time Tony nominee had recently been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. She was 89.
Perhaps best known for playing Miss Maudie in the 1962 classic film To Kill a Mockingbird, Murphy also had a distinguished career in the theater, receiving Tony nods for her performances in A Delicate Balance, Any Wednesday and Period of Adjustment. She made her Great White Way debut in 1950 in The Tower Beyond Tragedy and her many other Broadway credits included Weekend, Ladies at the Alamo, Coastal Disturbances, The Devil’s Disciple and Waiting in the Wings.
On screen, Murphy won the Emmy for her portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in the 1976 ABC miniseries Eleanor and Franklin. Other screen credits included Woody Allen’s Mighty Aphrodite, September with Elaine Stritch and the 1966 film version of Any Wednesday that starred Jane Fonda.
Survivors include her sister Mildred and nephew Greg.