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Rosemary Murphy dies at 89; actress in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Rosemary Murphy dies at 89; actress in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

Rosemary Murphy, a Broadway and film actress known for her role in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and for her Emmy-winning performance in the television drama "Eleanor and Franklin," died Saturday at home in New York, said her agent, Jonathan Mason. She was 89 and had been diagnosed in June with esophageal cancer. In the 1962 classic "To Kill a Mockingbird," Murphy played the sympathetic part of Miss Maudie Atkinson, neighbor to widower lawyer Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck, who becomes a pariah in the small Alabama town for defending a black man accused a raping a white woman. In an emotional scene late in the film, Maudie comforts Finch's son, Jem, telling him, "There are some men in...

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