Acclaimed New Orleans Actress for Film, Television was 76 – Deadline


Carol Sutton, whose long acting career spanned stage, film and television, died Thursday in the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. She was 76 and died of complications from a coronavirus infection, said Tommye Myrick, a friend and local theater director.
“Among the New Orleans actors was Carol Sutton – and there was everyone,” said David Cuthbert, retired critic for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “She opened her mouth and the truth came out. Wherever she was on stage, it was center stage.

Sutton began his career in the local New Orleans theater in productions such as The last lady, native languages, and A raisin in the sun. She appeared on television in 1974 with The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and went on to play roles in films such as Monster’s Ball, Ray, Steel Magnolias and Ugly, and in the television series Tremé, real detective and Lovecraft Country.


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