Actress Carol Sutton, has died of covid 19 complication at aged 76.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell who confirmed Sutton’ death said the actress died on Friday due to coronavirus complications.
Cantrell tweeted “Carol Sutton was practically the Queen of New Orleans theater, having graced the stages across the city for decades,” .
“We will always remember her commanding stage presence, her richly portrayed characters, and the warm heart she shared with her fellow cast and crew in productions such as ‘4000 Miles’ and ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’ May she rest in God’s perfect peace.”
Carol Sutton was practically the Queen of New Orleans theater, having graced the stages across the city for decades. The world may recognize her from her performances in movies and on TV — whether it’s “Treme” or “Claws,” or “Runaway Jury” or “Queen Sugar” –⤵️ pic.twitter.com/ODsTh9PrTg
— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) December 11, 2020
Sutton was born in New Orleans in 1944, and it is in her home city she join the Dashiki Project Theatre in the late 1960s which was where she started her career. Later she appeared in productions such as “The Last Madam,” “Native Tongues” and “A Raisin in the Sun.”
Her played roles in films like “Monster’s Ball,” “Ray” and “The Help.” She took a role of a policewoman in “The Pelican Brief”, and a nurse in “Steel Magnolias.” She was a judge in “The Big Easy” with Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin.
She left behind two children, a son, Archie and daughter.