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Phyllis Somerville

Phyllis Somerville (1943 – 2020), “The Big C” actor

by Kirk Fox

Phyllis Somerville was an actor known for her role as Marlene in “The Big C.” 

  • Died: Thursday July 16, 2020. (Who else died on July 16?) 
  • Details of Death: Died at the age of 76 from natural causes.   
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Long acting career  

Somerville’s first role was in the soap opera “The Guiding Light” in 1952. She may be best known for her role as Marlene, a widow with Alzheimer’s disease on the Showtime dramedy “The Big C.” She also appeared on “House of Cards,” “Law & Order” and “The Sopranos.” On the big screen, she had a role in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and she starred in numerous Broadway productions. 

What they said about her

Full Obituary: The Hollywood Reporter

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