Glenne Headly, star of 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,' dead at 62

Lena Tucker
June 10, 2017

A member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, she received a number of stage awards throughout her career. She was 63 years old.

Next to an image of a sunset from his home state of Kentucky, Hutcherson wrote, "I only knew the talented, empathetic, loving, handsome Glenne Headly for a short time". Deadline noted that the show's executives were informed of her death as of last night.

In the late 1980s, Headly began appearing in films, including what came to be her most memorable performance in 1988's "Dirty Rotten Soundrels", as an heiress who ultimately bests con-men played by Steve Martin and Michael Caine.

In movies, Headly was often cast as fragile and amusing, warm yet vulnerable. But it was Glenne Headly's appearance in Dick Tracy, where she starred as Tess Trueheart alongside Warren Beatty in the titular role, that had helped make her a household name.

But Headly contained multitudes.

Headly earned two Emmy nominations for "Lonesome Dove" and "Bastard Out of California". She worked less in the early 2000s, most notably playing Lindsay Lohan's mother in Confessions of a Teenaged Drama Queen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's mother in Don Jon.

The actress was in the midst of filming her upcoming Hulu series Future Man with Josh Hutcherson and Ed Begley Jr. before she died. It's unclear how much of Future Man has been completed prior to Headley's passing. There is now no information available as to the cause of her death.

"It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Glenne Headly", a spokesman for Headly told PEOPLE.

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