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Shelley Duvall, star of ‘The Shining,’ ‘Nashville,’ dies at 75


Shelley Duvall in 'The Shining.'

By JAKE COYLE | AP Film Writer

Shelley Duvall, the intrepid, Texas-born movie star whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” has died. She was 75.

Duvall died Thursday in her sleep at her home in Blanco, Texas, her longtime partner, Dan Gilroy, announced. The cause was complications of diabetes, said her friend, the publicist Gary Springer.

“My dear, sweet, wonderful life, partner, and friend left us last night,” Gilroy said in a statement. “Too much suffering lately, now she’s free. Fly away beautiful Shelley.”

Duvall was attending junior college in Texas when Altman’s crew members, preparing to film “Brewster McCloud,” encountered her as at a party in Houston in 1970. They introduced her to the director, who cast her “Brewster McCloud” and made her his protege.

Shelley Duvall in ‘The Shining.’

American actress Shelley Duvall poses for photographers at the 30th Cannes Film Festival in France, May 27, 1977. Duvall won the Best Actress award for her performance in Robert Altman’s “3 Women.” Duvall shared the award with Canadian actress Monique Mercure for Jean Beaudin’s film “J.A. Martin Photographer.” (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy)

FILE – Shelley Duvall is shown on Oct. 27, 1983, in Los Angeles. Duvall, whose wide-eyed, winsome presence was a mainstay in the films of Robert Altman and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” has died. She was 75. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac, File)

Actress Shelley Duvall is shown in Dec. 1980. She recently starred in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” with Jack Nicholson. (AP Photo)

American film director Robert Altman, center, and actresses Shelley Duvall, left, Jean Tewkesbury stroll along the Croisette Boulevard in Cannes, France, in May 1974. They will present their film “Thieves Like Us” at the Cannes International Film Festival in the French Riviera. (AP Photo/Levy)

American actress Shelley Duvall poses for photographers at the 30th Cannes Film Festival in France, May 27, 1977. Duvall won the Best Actress award for her performance in Robert Altman’s “3 Women.” Duvall shared the award with Canadian actress Monique Mercure for Jean Beaudin’s film “J.A. Martin Photographer.” (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy)

Actress-producer Shelley Duvall pauses in her hectic schedule as producer of Showtime Cable Network’s “Faerie Tale Theater,” to pose for a quick photo session recently in Los Angeles, Nov. 21, 1983. (AP Photo/Doug Pizac)

Actress-producer Shelley Duvall talks about the upcoming PBS comedy “Frog” in Los Angeles on Jan 11, 1988. “Frog” features Duvall as the mother of Scott Grimes, a teenager obsessed with frogs and reptiles. The one-hour show is scheduled to air as part of “Wonderworks” on Saturday, Jan. 23. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Paul Simon poses in NBC’s Studio 8H with with his girlfriend actress Shelley Duvall, left, and comedian Gilda Radner of the “Not Ready For Prime Time Players”, on the set of “NBC’s Saturday Night,” Dec. 1, 1977. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)

Shelley Duvall poses in Los Angeles, June 12, 1985 …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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