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Margaret Hall

  • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
Date of passing: 
December 21, 2015

Obituary

Obituary: 

Margaret Hall was a performer whose six-decade career included appearances on Broadway and in feature films, television series, made-for-TV movies and miniseries.

The Virginia native began her career in the early 1950s. In 1960 she appeared in the Broadway production of Becket, starring Laurence Olivier and Anthony Quinn.

Margaret Hall was a performer whose six-decade career included appearances on Broadway and in feature films, television series, made-for-TV movies and miniseries.

The Virginia native began her career in the early 1950s. In 1960 she appeared in the Broadway production of Becket, starring Laurence Olivier and Anthony Quinn.

In addition to her theater work, Hall had regular roles on the daytime dramas One Life to Live and As the World Turns and the nostalgic AMC series Remember WENN. In 2004-05, she had an ongoing spot on The Late Show with David Letterman — at the end of each episode, she would wave goodnight to the audience holding an immense bouquet of flowers in her arms.

Her telefilms included The Holy Terror, Summer of My German Soldier and Circus. She earned her final TV credit in 2011 with a role the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce.

The actress was also seen in several feature films, including The Bell Jar, So Fine, Weekend at Bernie's, Party Girl and The Guru.

Hall died December 21, 2015, in New York City. She was 84.

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