Margaret Whitton

Margaret Whitton

actress, producer, director

Margaret Whitton was born on Nov 30, 1949 in USA. Margaret Whitton's big-screen debut came with Parades directed by Robert J. Siegel in 1972. Margaret Whitton is known for Major League directed by David S. Ward, Tom Berenger stars as Jake Taylor and Charlie Sheen as Ricky Vaughn. The upcoming new movie Margaret Whitton plays is A Bird of the Air which will be released on Sep 23, 2011.

Brassy blonde actress Margaret Whitton was born on November 30, 1949, at Fort Meade, a U.S. Army base in the suburbs of Baltimore. Her father being an Army colonel and mother a nurse, there was much traveling in Margaret's early life and she spent her early years in Japan. Returning to the states, the family finally settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she developed an interest in acting in Northeast High School plays.Margaret began her career onstage in New York, performing off-Broadway in "Baba Goya" (1973) and "Nourish the Beast" (1973). Billed as Peggy Whitton, she appeared in small parts in low-budget films -- Camp disciplinaire (1972) and Les stoppeuses (1974) and the role as Joan Dancy in the daytime soap opera The Doctors (1963).Now billing herself as "Margaret Whitton," she started to make a stronger name for herself when she made her Broadway debut in "Steaming" (1982). She also impressed in films, effectively cast as sexy and strong supporting characters in such movies as the prison drama Love Child (1982), the football dramedy The Best of Times (1986) with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell, and especially her breakout role in Le secret de mon succès (1987) in which she nearly stole the movie from Michael J. Fox as his character's hard-as-nails aunt. She complemented this success with a hilarious role as scheming widow-cum-baseball-team owner Rachel Phelps in Les indians (1989) and its sequel, and as the resilient mother to young Nick Stahl in Mel Gibson's directorial debut L'homme sans visage (1993).She also worked on television. Appearing in episodes such as "Miami Vice" and "Tales from the Darkside," she was a supporting regular on the short-lived series Hometown (1985). Other film work came her way as well with A Fine Romance (1989) in which she starred as a bickering wife (opposite the late Christopher Cazenove) and the soap-opera spoof Good & Evil (1991), where she played against type as the "good girl", opposite the more wicked-minded Teri Garr. She also appeared in the short-lived comedy series Cutters (1993). As for made-for-television movies, she is best known for her portrayal of the tough-as-nails attorney Leslie Abramson in Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994). Her last film roles were in the films L'homme sans visage (1993), Les Indians II (1994) and Trial by Jury (1994).Returning to Broadway, Margaret appeared in "And the Apple Doesn't Fall..." (1995) and in the original, award-winning musical "Marlene" (1999), the story of legendary Marlene Dietrich that starred Siân Phillips. She has also made a name for herself as a theater director. Her directing credits include Marina Carr's "Portia Coughlin" (1996) and "By the Bog of Cats" (1998), and The Public Theater's production of "Dirty Tricks" (2004), starring Judith Ivey as Martha Mitchell.Whitton was President of independent film producer Tashtego Films, and directed A Bird of the Air (2011), starring Rachel Nichols and Jackson Hurst. The film was executive produced by her second husband Warren Spector. 67-year-old Margaret died of cancer on December 4, 2016.

  • Birthday

    Nov 30, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Meade, Maryland, USA

Known For

Movies & TV Shows