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‘Groundhog Day’ Actress Angela Paton passes away

WASHINGTON: The Groundhog Day actress, Angela Paton, an actress ” has passed away at age 86, learnt from

George Woolf, her nephew told media that Paton died Thursday night in Oakland, California, where she had been in hospice care after a suffering a recent heart attack.

Paton played Mrs. Lancaster, the kindly, elderly, small-town innkeeper who played host to Murray on his never-ending day in 1993’s “Groundhog Day.”

She had 91 film and television credits, nearly all of them after she was in her late 50s.

Before that she had a long stage career based mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, and founded a theater in Berkeley. She most recently appeared in a 2012 run of “Harvey” on Broadway.

Her movie credits also include 2003’s “American Wedding” and the 1997 “Lolita.”