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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 a paid 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. In addition, reports The Times, Heflin »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Marta Heflin, who was associated with director Robert Altman during a stage and film career that included starring in Altman pic “A Perfect Couple” and appearing in the helmer’s Broadway and movie versions of “Come Back to the Five and Dime Store, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” died Sept. 18 after a long illness, according to a paid obituary that appeared in the New York Times. She was 68.
In addition to “A Perfect Couple” and 1982′s “Come Back to the Five and Dime Store, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean,” Heflin appeared in the Altman film “A Wedding.” Her final film credit was Martin Scorsese’s “The King of Comedy” in 1982.
Heflin was born in Washington, D.C., but was part of a large Hollywood family. »
- Carmel Dagan
Broadway actress Marta Heflin dead at 68: Featured in several Robert Altman movies (photo: Marta Heflin in ‘A Perfect Couple’) Stage actress Marta Heflin, who was featured in a handful of movies in the ’70s and early ’80s, including three Robert Altman efforts, died on September 18, 2013, after "a long illness." Heflin (born on March 29, 1945, in Washington, D.C.) was 68. On Broadway, Marta Heflin was featured in the musicals Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Soon, and Jesus Christ Superstar (replacing Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene). Additionally, she was seen in Ed Graczyk’s Robert Altman-directed 1982 play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, about a group of James Dean fans — among them Karen Black, Cher, Sandy Dennis, Kathy Bates, Sudie Bond, and Mark Patton — who get together on the twentieth anniversary of Dean’s death. Marta Heflin movies Along with her fellow Come Back to the Five and Dime, »
- Andre Soares
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