Who is Carol Sutton? bio, wiki, age, career, early life, family, education(‘Steel Magnolias’ actress dead of COVID-19)
‘Steel Magnolias’ actress Carol Sutton dead of COVID-19 at 76
Carol Sutton bio, wiki, age, career, early life, education, family
Actress Carol Sutton has died. Sutton, known for her roles in “Steel Magnolias” and the 2019 film “Poms,” died Friday due to complications of COVID-19, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced. “Carol Sutton was practically the Queen of New Orleans theater, having graced the stages across the city for decades,” Cantrell Tweeted of the Big Easy native.
Carol Dickerson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She later enrolled at Xavier University but dropped out after marrying Archie Sutton, whom she later divorced. She worked for Total Community Action and earned certification in early childhood development from Texas Southern University in Houston.
Sutton devoted much of her career to the theater and also served as an acting teacher in her hometown. She recorded a large number of supporting roles in American film and television, participating in productions such as The Pelican Brief, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, American Horror Story: Coven, True Detective, Kidnap, The Last Exorcism, and Killer Joe. In 2012, Sutton received a New Orleans Lifetime Achievement Award. Sutton died on December 10, 2020, due to complications from COVID-19.She was survived by a daughter, son, and five grandchildren. She is interred at Greenwood Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Carol Sutton age
She died at the age of 79 years old.
“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.”
Sutton had an extensive filmography, with roles in the 2001 movie “Monster’s Ball,” the 2011 film “The Help” and “The Last Exorcism” in 2010, among others dating back to the 1970s. Director of the TV series “Queen Sugar,” Ava DuVernay, eulogized Sutton following her death.
“On behalf of the QUEEN SUGAR family, we celebrate the life of the stellar Carol Sutton. It was our honor to welcome this veteran actress of stage + screen to our show as Aunt Martha in Episode 409, ‘Stare at the Same Fires.’ We bless her. May she rise and rest in peace and power,” DuVernay tweeted.
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