Actress Margaret Whitton, best known for her role as Rachel Phelps in the “Major League” films, died peacefully in her Florida home after a short battle with cancer. She was 67.
Whitton died on Sunday, reports variety.com.
Producer Steven Tabakin, who co-founded Tashtego Films with the late actress and her husband Warren Spector in 2008, confirmed Whitton’s death.
Born in Philadelphia, Whitton’s first performance included her off-Broadway debut in 1973 in “Baba Goya”, followed by her Broadway introduction in Nell Dunn’s “Steaming” in 1983.
Her first major screen role came in 1986, portraying Molly in “9 1/2 Weeks”, alongside Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger.
She then landed lead roles in films such as “The Secret of My Success” and “Ironweed”, before starring in the critically-acclaimed “Major League” and its sequel, “Major League II,” as Rachel Phelps.
On the small screen, Whitton appeared on TV series such as “Hometown”, “Good & Evil”, “A Fine Romance” and “One Life to Live”.
Whitton is survived by her husband.