Actress Angela Paton Dies

Actress Angela Paton died May 26 in Oakland, California at the age of 86. She had been hospitalized after a recent heart attack.

Paton made her screen debut in 1971 in an uncredited role as a homicide detective in “Dirty Harry”. She made her first credited appearance in 1988 at the age of 58 in the made for TV movie “Winne”. Throughout her career, Paton appeared in a total of 91 film and television productions including “Thirtysomething”, six episodes of “Falcon Crest”, “Hunter”, “The Wonder Years”, “Father Downing Mysteries”, “Quantum Leap”, “Murphy Brown”, Mrs. Lancaster on “Groundhog Day”, “And the Band Played On”, Auntie Adah in the pilot episode of “Star Trek: Voyager”, “NYPD Blue”, “Home Improvement”, “ER”, “The Wedding Singer”, “Chicago Hope”, “Sliders”, “Boston Public”, “The X-Files”, “JAG”, “Numb3rs”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, and her final role in 2014 in “Last Wishes”.

A veteran of the theatre, Paton spent a good deal of time in the San Francisco Bay area and helped to founded a theater at Berkeley.

She also worked on Broadway in “The Three Sisters”, “Passione”, and the 2012 revival of “Harvey” at the age of 82.

She was born January 11, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York.

There was no information on survivors available.

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