Marta Heflin, Star of Stage and Screen, Dead at 68

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Actress Marta Heflin has died at the age of 68.

The stage and screen star passed away on September 18 after a long illness, according to The New York Times. Heflin is best known for her roles in Hollywood movies "A Perfect Couple" and "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean", a play in which she starred opposite Karen Black, Cher and Kathy Bates.

She also racked up Broadway credits in productions including "Fiddler On The Roof" and "Hair" in the 1960s and in "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the 1970s. On television, she starred in The Doctors, Playing For Time, and Gentleman Bandit.

Marta was also a favorite on the New York cabaret stage at Reno Sweeneys, Elaine's and other venues.

Heflin came from a long line of entertainers. Her mom was theater producer/journalist Julia Heflin, and she was the niece of actress Frances Heflin and Oscar-winning actor Van Heflin.

She was present is so many different forms of entertainment. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and fans alike.

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Lacy Langley

Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.