RIP Catherine Burns

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RIP Catherine Burns

#1 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:08 am

This is a very strange and sad story.

Burns was an actress best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in Last Summer, which helped the careers of her co-stars Barbara Hershey and Richard Thomas. The film has also disappeared almost completely; apparently there are no intact remaining prints of the original theatrical version. It's an excellent, albeit chilling film of a group of teenagers who treat Burns quite cruelly when she wants to become a member of their "club."

Burns quit acting in 1984 and was last heard from in 1989. The Hollywood Reporter just ran an article which revealed that Burns had actually died one year ago in Washington. She had taken up writing and wanted to be remembered as an author rather than a writer (although the article doesn't say what happened to any of her books).

Hopefully, she will get a mention at the Oscars In Memoriam tribute.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/featu ... ee-1275646
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