Actress Margaret Whitton, most known for Major League and The Secret Of My Success has lost her battle with cancer, She was 67.
Whitton got her start in film in 1972 as Peggy Whitton in Parades before heading to New York to work in Off-Broadway theater. From 1975 until the mid-1980s, she alternated between small parts in Hollywood films and roles on Off-Broadway under her given name of Margaret.
In 1986, Whitton appeared in The Best of Times with Robin Williams and Kurt Russell. This led to roles in high-profile movies such as 9 1/2 Weeks, The Secret of My Success and Ironweed.
Whitton appeared in her most remembered role in 1989’s Major League, playing Rachel Phelps, the abrasive ex-stripper who inherits the Cleveland Indians and inspires the underachievers to greatness by threatening to move them to Miami. She would reprise the role in the 1994 sequel, Major League II. The film would be one of her last on-screen roles, as she would move behind the camera to work as a director and producer. She was president of Tashego Films, and independent NYC film production company, at the time of her death.