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Actress Marta Heflin Dies

Marta Heflin Dies, Actress Often Worked with Robert Altman

Originally posted 09/26/2013 08:30AM

Marta Heflin, the niece of the Oscar-winning actor Van Heflin and an accomplished actress in her own right, died Sept. 18 after a lengthy illness, according to an obituary in The New York Times. She was 68.

A stage and cabaret performer with large eyes and a waifish frame that often belied her commanding presence, Heflin frequently worked with film director Robert Altman, in such movies as Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Altman and Heflin also worked on the Broadway stage version together), A Perfect Couple and A Wedding.

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