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Mary Ellen Trainor


Born - 8 July 1950, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died - 20 May 2015

Spiky-looking character actress with a mass of golden curls, sometimes seen as aggressive newshounds, but also the police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods in the four Lethal Weapon films. Marrying director Robert Zemeckis in 1980 (they divorced in 2000), she became interested in acting (having started in behind-the-scenes radio work) and began appearing in films a few years later: Romancing the Stone (1984), The Goonies (1985), Die Hard (1988), Death Becomes Her (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Anywhere But Here (1999), Freaky Friday (2003) and Cake: A Wedding Story (2007), her last. She died from pancreatic cancer.