06:20 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 06/19/2012 05:45AM
Susan Tyrrell, a Best Supporting Actress nominee in 1972 for director John Huston's Fat City, has died, her family confirms to PEOPLE.
According to susantyrrell.com, the actress died Sunday, and had been a resident of Austin, Texas, since 2008, it was reported by Austin360.com.
In the John Huston boxing drama, which also starred Jeff Bridges and Stacy Keach, Tyrell, then 26, played Oma, a falling-down drunk. She later said that although Huston wanted to cast Faye Dunaway in the role, Tyrrell convinced the director to give her the job because a 26-year-old drunk would be more interesting than a 35-year-old one.
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