HOLLYWOOD — HOLLYWOOD-- Lee Remick's diversity was evident throughout what proved a lengthy career for a woman who died so young. From her Broadway stage debut in 1953 to her final appearance in "Love Letters" at the Canon Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., last summer, her characters covered a wide range. She died yesterday of cancer at 55.
In her final public appearances, a very frail Remick received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame April 29.
Besides playing the alcoholic wife opposite Jack Lemmon in the 1962 "Days of Wine and Roses," which brought her an Academy Award nomination, she played a nervous wreck in "The Women's Room," a tough piano coach in "The Competition," a nymphomaniac in "The Detective" and a rape victim in the remake of "The Letter."
Most recently, Remick starred as the unfeeling mother to Marlee Matlin in the 1989 television movie "A Bridge to Silence."
The actress appeared in 28 motion pictures, including "A Face in the Crowd," "The Long Hot Summer," "Experiment in Terror," "Wild River," "Sanctuary," "The Wheeler Dealers," "Travelin' Lady," "Anatomy of a Murder," "Tribute" and "The Omen."