Veteran Actor Carol Sutton Dies At 76 From COVID-19 Complications

Written by on December 12, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Carol Sutton, a fixture on levels in her native New Orleans who constructed a gentle profession on the massive and small screens, together with roles within the 1989 comedy “Metal Magnolias” and the TV collection “Queen Sugar,” has died from problems from COVID-19, in response to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Sutton was 76.

“The world could acknowledge her from her performances in films and on TV — whether or not it’s ‘Treme’ or ‘Claws,’ or ‘Runaway Jury’ or ‘Queen Sugar’ — however we are going to at all times bear in mind her commanding stage presence, her richly portrayed characters, and the nice and cozy coronary heart she shared together with her fellow solid and crew,” Cantrell stated in an announcement. Sutton died Thursday at Touro Infirmary.

After making her performing debut within the late 1960s in Dashiki Undertaking Theatre productions, Sutton appeared in productions reminiscent of “The Final Madam,” “Native Tongues” and “A Raisin within the Solar.”

She moved to tv in 1974 with “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” with Cicely Tyson and had roles in “Within the Warmth of the Night time” and the TV film “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” with Avery Brooks. Her current TV credit included “Scream Queens,” the 2016 remake of the collection “Roots,” “Treme,” “True Detective” and “Lovecraft Nation.”

Carol Sutton at the premiere of STX's "Poms" in 2019 (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

Carol Sutton on the premiere of STX’s “Poms” in 2019 (Photograph by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

Her movie work consists of roles in such films as “Monster’s Ball,” “Ray” and “The Assist.” She performed a policewoman in “The Pelican Temporary” with Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington and a nurse reverse Sally Area, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine in “Metal Magnolias.” She was a decide in “The Huge Simple” with Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin.

Ava DuVernay, creator of the OWN collection “Queen Sugar,” tweeted: “It was our honor to welcome this veteran actress of stage and display screen to our present as Aunt Martha in Episode 409, ‘Stare on the Identical Fires.’ Could she rise and relaxation in peace and energy.”

Survivors embody a son, Archie; a daughter, Aunya; a brother, Oris Buckner; a sister, Adrienne Jopes; and 5 grandchildren.

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