Lois de Banzie, greatest recognized for her position as Eleanor Roosevelt within the 1982 model of Annie, has died. The Scottish-born actress was 90. De Banzie died April 3 in Greenbrae California, her household introduced. No trigger was specified.
“Lois was proud to have made a profession as an actress on stage, display, and tv,” reads her obituary. “Her wit and humor shall be a lot missed.”
Along along with her position as Roosevelt in Annie, de Banzie additionally starred in quite a few different movies with small roles, together with Tootsie, Sudden Impact, Mass Appeal, Arachnophobia, Sister Act, Addams Family Values, and Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult.
De Banzie was well-known for her efficiency in Broadway’s Morning’s At Seven, for which she received a Drama Desk Award and was nominated for a Tony Award. She starred as Myrtle Brown within the show’s revival, which ran for over 500 performances on Broadway by way of August 1981, additionally starring Maureen O’Sullivan, Teresa Wright, Nancy Marchand, and Elizabeth Wilson.
The actress was born on May 4, 1930 in Glasgow, making her on-screen debut when she was 27 on an episode of Perry Mason. She went on to seem on The Fugitive, Mannix, Taxi, Hill Street Blues, Cheers, Amazing Stories, Generations, and Home Improvement, and a handful of different exhibits.
She is the niece of the late British actress Brenda de Banzie, who starred in The Entertainer, Hobson’s Choice, and The Man (*90*) Knew Too Much.