Frances Sternhagen

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Frances Sternhagen
Sternhagen in 1962
Frances Hussey Sternhagen

(1930-01-13)January 13, 1930
DiedNovember 27, 2023(2023-11-27) (aged 93)
Years active1951–2014
Thomas Carlin
(m. 1956; died 1991)

Frances Hussey Sternhagen (January 13, 1930 – November 27, 2023) was an American actress. Sternhagen appeared on- and off-Broadway, in movies, and on TV since the 1950s.[2] She is known for her role as Richard Farnsworth's wife in Misery (1990).

She may be also best known to TV audiences as Esther Clavin, mother of John Ratzenberger's Boston postman character Cliff Clavin, on the long-running series Cheers for which she received two Emmy Award nominations.

On November 27, 2023, Sternhagen died of natural causes at the age of 93.[3]

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  1. "Frances Sternhagen Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  2. Joy, Cara."Frances Sternhagen in Talks to Join Company of Broadway Magnolias", November 22, 2004
  3. Wild, Stephi. "Tony-Winning Stage and Screen Actress Frances Sternhagen Dies at 93". Retrieved 2023-11-29.

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