Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Angela Mcewan, Longtime Lover of Acting

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Angela Mcewan, Longtime Lover of Acting

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Though her role in Alexander Payne's 2013 dramedy "Nebraska" was small, Angela McEwan was singled out for her wistfully sweet turn as a small-town newspaper editor who had long loved Woody (Bruce Dern) and regretted losing him to the feisty Kate (June Squibb).

Ms. McEwan, who had recently turned to acting when she got the part in "Nebraska," died Sunday from complications of lung cancer at the age of 81.

"My mom had an amazing capacity to see good in everyone," her son Carlos McEwan said in a statement Monday. "She believed that everyone tries to do their best within their abilities, so there is no reason to be negative."

Ms. McEwan, who was born in Santa Monica, Calif., in 1934, had dreamed of becoming an actress when she was just a child and studied at Los Angeles City College and at the University of California, Los Angeles. …

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