No Country For Old Men actress Kathy Lamkin dead at age 74

No Country For Old Men and Texas Chainsaw Massacre actress Kathy Lamkin dead at age 74 following brief illness

  • Kathy Lamkin, who appeared in No Country For Old Men and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, has died at age 74
  • Her family told Deadline she passed on April 4 following a short illness
  • ‘Kathy will be missed by her family and friends,’ her family said, ‘and left an impact on all she that encountered during her life on this Earth 
  • Kathy was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award as a member of the No Country For Old Men cast, which scooped up the honor for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the awards show in 2008 

Actress Kathy Lamkin has died at age 74.  

Lamkin passed on April 4 after a brief battle with an illness, her family revealed to Deadline.  

Lamkin played the manager of Desert Aire trailer park in the 2007 film No Country for Old Men starring Javier Bardem and the Tea Lady in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 

Actress Kathy Lamkin (pictured in No Country For Old Men) has passed after a brief battle with an illness, her family revealed to Deadline

‘Kathy will be missed by her family and friends,’ her family said, ‘and left an impact on all she that encountered during her life on this Earth.’  

Kathy was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award as a member of the No Country For Old Men cast, which scooped up the honor for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the awards show in 2008.

Lamkin hails from Graham, Texas, and taught theatre arts at Codwell Elementary School in Houston before setting up Unicorn School of Acting and USA Theatre, according to Deadline.

In 2002, she started commuting from Houston to Los Angeles in an effort to take her acting career to the next level.   

Lamkin hails from Graham, Texas, and taught theatre arts at Codwell Elementary School in Houston before setting up Unicorn School of Acting and USA Theatre, according to Deadline; pictured at the premiere of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 

Kathy was cast as Tea Lady in Trailer in the 2003 horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and subsequently landed a number of other roles in shows such as Malcolm In The Middle, Nip/Tuck, Medium, and Boston Legal.

She played ‘Woman In Hospital Blues’ in the 2005 comedy crime film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang starring Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer.

She reprised her role as Tea Lady in the 2006 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.  

More recent films include a role in the 2013 film Sweetwater also starring Ed Harris and January Jones. 

Lamkin is survived by her husband Stephen L. Lamkin, her daughter Katy, her son Greg and his wife Kamie, and two grandchildren, according to Deadline. 

A Celebration of Life is currently being arranged in Kathy’s honor, however no other details have been provided, reports Deadline.

The family has requested donations to The Actors Fund in lieu of flowers.

Kathy was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award as a member of the No Country For Old Men cast, which scooped up the honor for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the awards show in 2008; pictured at the premiere of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in 2003

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