Rosemary Murphy, Emmy-winning actress, dies at 89 – CNN.com


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CNN — Rosemary Murphy, an Emmy Award-winning actress, has died. She was 89.Murphy died Saturday night at her home in Manhattan, her agent confirmed to CNN. The New York Times cited cancer as the cause of death.Murphy was known for her film role as Miss Maudie Atkinson in the 1962 classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Murphy played the neighbor to widower and lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck.In 1976, it was Murphy’s portrayal of Sara Delano Roosevelt, the mother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in the ABC television movie “Eleanor and Franklin” that earned her an Emmy. The following year she was nominated for another Emmy when she reprised her role as Roosevelt for the sequel, “Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years.”

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