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:o Noooo! This is shocking. She was AMAZING as Hetty King on Road To Avonlea! :(

 

Jackie Burroughs, the stage and screen actress best known for her role as schoolteacher Hetty King on TV's Road to Avonlea, has died at the age of 71.

 

The British-born Canadian actor died at home in Toronto Wednesday afternoon, CBC News has confirmed.

 

As the stiff but kindly Hetty King, Burroughs brought both dignity and comedy to Road to Avonlea. The CBC family series, adapted from Lucy Maud Montgomery's books, ran from 1990 to 1996 in Canada and the U.S.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010/09/22/jackie-burroughs-obit.html

 

R.I.P. Jackie

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Jackie Burroughs, the stage and screen actress best known for her role as schoolteacher Hetty King on TV's Road to Avonlea, has died at the age of 71.

 

The British-born Canadian actor died at home in Toronto Wednesday afternoon, CBC News has confirmed.

 

As the stiff but kindly Hetty King, Burroughs brought both dignity and comedy to Road to Avonlea. The CBC family series, adapted from Lucy Maud Montgomery's books, ran from 1990 to 1996 in Canada and the U.S.

 

She worked with Canadian actress Sarah Polley, then just a teen, on the program. Polley played Hetty's niece Sara Stanley, who moved in with her aunt after the death of her mother.

 

In addition to playing King, Burroughs played Mrs. Amelia Evans in the 1985 Anne of Green Gables TV movie.

 

She appeared in more than 100 films and television shows over the course of her career, doing voice work on The Care Bears Movie and Heavy Metal and acting in films such as The Dead Zone, Last Night, The Republic of Love, Willard, and The Grey Fox, for which she won her first Genie for best supporting actress.

 

When reviewing The Grey Fox, New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael said Burroughs' "big, toothy sensual smile won [her] over" and gave the film "some artifice and some musk."

 

 

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2010/09/22/jackie-burroughs-obit.html#ixzz10IkREhnv

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