Angela Paton, American actress, Died at 86


Angela Paton was born on January 11, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York and died on May 26, 2016.

She was an American theater, TV and film actress.

Angela Paton was known for her stage performances, and for her roles in comedy, drama and thriller films, such as Mrs. Lancaster, the innkeeper, in Groundhog Day (1993), Grandma in American Wedding (2003) and Mrs. Holmes in Lolita (1997).

She was a “natural comic” and one of the “legends of the local stage” of San Francisco, she was a veteran of the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), and also one of A.C.T.’s leading actresses in its first few seasons.

Following leaving A.C.T. in the early 1970s, Angela Paton and her husband founded and ran the Berkeley Stage Company for a number of years.

Angela Paton appeared in over 38 films and over 50 TV series.

Angela and her husband, Bob Goldsby lived in Los Angeles, he was a professor at UC Berkeley’s department of Drama, a stage director with A.C.T. and first director of its Conservatory program.

Angela Paton passed away at 86 yrs old.