US actress Joan Copeland dies aged 99

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US actress Joan Copeland, who starred on Broadway and in TV shows like Law and Order, has died at the age of 99.

Her son, Eric, confirmed the news of her passing, saying his mother died in her sleep in her New York apartment.

Copeland was the sister of playwright Arthur Miller and one time sister-in-law of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe.

She appeared on stage in Detective Story and Pal Joey and on daytime soaps such as Love of Life and Search for Tomorrow.

The star, who was born as Joan Miller in New York, took on the stage moniker Joan Copeland as she did not want to trade on her brother’s name.

She made her Broadway debut in Sundown beach in 1948 and returned there a dozen times in the decades that followed in productions like Detective Story, 45 Seconds from Broadway and The American Clock.

Her other screen credits included ER, Chicago Hope and Cagney & Lacey.

 

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