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Nan Martin, actress in film, television and theater, is dead at 82

March 4, 2010 |  1:00 pm

NanmartinIn addition to playing roles in films such as "Goodbye Columbus" and on many television programs, Nan Martin, who died Thursday in Malibu, was an active member of the Southern California theater community. Among her roles: the mother in Sam Shepard’s “Buried Child” at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, and the matriarch in a Los Angeles Theatre Center production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.”

Martin appeared numerous times on the South Coast Repertory stage, including a leading role in “Odd Jobs” in 1992, for which she won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and the role of Miss Helen in South African playwright Athol Fugard's "The Road to Mecca" in 1989.

For the complete obituary, click here.

Photo: Nan Martin at the South Coast Repertory 35th anniversary bash in 1999. She is surrounded by Cliff Faulkner, Harry Gesner and David Emmes, one of the founders of the company. Credit: Al Schaben / Los Angeles Times