Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Jessica Walter (died March 24th, aged 80)

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Award-winning actress Jessica Walter died in her sleep at her home in Manhattan, New York. The cause of her death was not disclosed.

Walter started her six-decade-spanning acting career in New York City where she appeared in several Broadway productions including Advise and Consent, A Severed Head, Nightlife, and Photo Finish, for which she won the Clarence Derwent Award for Most Promising Newcomer. On the movie front, the Brooklyn native earned a Best Actress Golden Globe nomination for her role in the 1971 psychological thriller film Play Misty for Me.

A few years later, Walter won an Emmy for playing the titular role on the NBC limited series Amy Prentiss, which was a spinoff of the crime drama Ironside. While she took on several other TV roles over the years, Walter was best known for her hilarious turn as Lucille Bluth in the beloved sitcom Arrested Development. In 2005, Walter got an Emmy nomination for her performance as Lucille.

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