Texas Chainsaw Massacre actress Kathy Lamkin dies aged 74

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre actress Kathy Lamkin has died aged 74 following a short illness.

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Her family told Deadline:

“Kathy will be missed by her family and friends and left an impact on all she that encountered during her life on this Earth.”

Kathy was born and raised in Texas and went on to join a travelling theatre company before making the transition from theatre to the big screen.


Lampkin gave a scene stealing performance as The Tea Lady in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw massacre.

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She also starred in the 2006 prequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning.


Lampkin also appeared in the Coen Brothers’ Oscar-winning movie No Country for Old Men, as well as the films Fool’s Gold, The Life of David Gale, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Astronaut Farmer, In the Valley of Elah, The Heartbreak Kid, and Sunshine Cleaning.

Lamkin also appeared in episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Nip/Tuck, and Medium.

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