Lethal Weapon actress dies

Lethal Weapon actress dies

While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, Mary Ellen was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for KSDO.



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Published: Wed 10 Jun 2015, 9:41 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Actress and philanthropist Mary Ellen Trainor Zemeckis, who appeared in every Lethal Weapon film, died at her home in Montecito, California, on May 20. She was 62. The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in 1980 to Los Angeles, where she married director Zemeckis and discovered her calling as an actress. She began a distinguished career in television and film, beginning with the role of Elaine in Romancing the Stone and Mrs. Walsh in The Goonies. She also appeared in all four Lethal Weapon movies, Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, Back to the Future Part II, Forrest Gump, and racked up scores of television appearances, including leading roles in Parker Lewis Cant Lose and Relativity.

While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, Mary Ellen was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for KSDO. Her talents soon earned her a position at KCBS as station editor, paving the way for a career in entertainment. She and director Zemeckis divorced in 2000. Zemeckis generously supported dozens of causes, from education and disaster relief to cancer research and safe water for developing countries. Reuters


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