Susan Tyrrell

Born Mar 18, 1945

Susan Tyrrell was an American actress, known for her Best Supporting Actress Oscar-nominated performance as Oma in Fat City, and for her role as Ramona Rickettes in the John Waters film Cry-Baby.

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  • Austin Considine: The Warholian Questionnaire: Jackie Beat
    Huffington Post - Jun 17, 2013
  • Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller And Larry Hagman Snubbed During Oscars In Memoriam Tribute
    US Magazine - Feb 25, 2013
  • Susan Tyrrell, Oscar Nominee, Dies At 67
    NYTimes - Jun 29, 2012
  • Susan Tyrrell, Oscar Nominee, Dies At 67
    NYTimes - Jun 21, 2012


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1945 Birth Born on March 18, 1945.


1972 27 Years Old After her film debut in Shoot Out (1971), her performance as Oma in John Huston's Fat City brought her a 1972 Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


1985 40 Years Old …  In 1985 she played the role of Celine in Paul Verhoevens adventure film Flesh+Blood, and was in John Water's cult classic Cry Baby as Ramona Rickettes.
1990 45 Years Old In 1990 she made a mystery guest appearance on the TV talk show Decoupage, appearing with hostess Summer Caprice and as the mother of Vaginal Cream Davis in an interview and dance routine. … Read More


2000 55 Years Old 1 More Event
She revealed in a 2000 interview how the 66-year-old director had prepared her for the role by taking her on a drink-fuelled tour of northern California, during which he took full advantage of the opportunities offered by the casting couch. “I can’t describe to you how horrible it was.


2008 63 Years Old She move to Austin, Texas in 2008. … Read More
2012 67 Years Old Died on June 16, 2012.
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