Susan Tyrrell

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Susan Tyrrell
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Susan Jillian Creamer

(1945-03-18)March 18, 1945
DiedJune 16, 2012(2012-06-16) (aged 67)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
Cause of deathBlood disease
OccupationActress, writer, painter
Years active1964–2012

Susan Tyrrell (born Susan Jillian Creamer; March 18, 1945 – June 16, 2012[1]) was an American actress, painter, and writer. She is known for her Best Supporting Actress Oscar-nominated performance as Oma in Fat City, and for her role as Ramona Rickettes in the John Waters movie Cry-Baby.[2][3] In 2000, she was diagnosed with thrombocythemia which led to amputation of both her legs below the knee. She spent the years painting and writing.

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  1. Odam, Matthew. "Actress Susan Tyrell Dies at 67". Austin Movie Blog. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  2. Daniel E. Slotnik (June 21, 2012). "Susan Tyrrell, Oscar Nominee, Dies at 67". The New York Times.
  3. Corinne Heller (June 19, 2012). "Susan Tyrrell of 'Cry-Baby,' 'Fat City,' dies at age 67". Archived from the original on June 10, 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2013.

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