MADELINE SHERWOOD; DEAD AT 93

Apr 27, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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A distinguished Canadian-born character actress who played saints and sinners on Broadway and TV and who endured blacklisting in the 1950s and a prison term in the 1960s for her civil rights activism in the U.S, has died at the age of 93.
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Madeleine Sherwood died at her home in Quebec, the cause of death was not disclosed.
Sherwood had a six-decade show-business career that included roles in landmark plays like “the Cruicible” by Arthur Miller and a singing part in a Stephen Sondheim-Richard Rodgers musical.  She is probably best known for her portrayal of the stern Mother Superior on the ABC sitcom “The Flying Nun” opposite Sally Fields.
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