James Joyce

James Joyce

Scottish actress HELENA CARROLL has died at the age of 84.

She passed away after suffering heart failure on 31 March (13) in Marina del Rey, California, according to the New York Times.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she moved to the United States in the 1950s to launch a career in entertainment, and appeared regularly in plays in New York and London, including the 1983 Broadway revival of Private Lives, opposite Richard Burton and Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

The actress, whose father was celebrated Irish playwright Paul Vincent Carroll, later co-founded a repertory company in the Big Apple called The Irish Players and starred in a number of films, among them The Jerk with Steve Martin, The Mambo Kings with Antonio Banderas, Rocky with Sylvester Stallone, and John Huston's Oscar-nominated adaptation of James Joyce's The Dead.

Her list of television credits include guest roles in U.S. shows Ironside, Murder, She Wrote, Touched by an Angel and General Hospital.