Shelley Duval, star of “The Shining” and “Nashville,” dies

Shelley Duval, star of “The Shining” and “Nashville,” dies

Shelley Duvall, the fearless Texas-born movie star whose charming presence and big eyes were a mainstay in Robert Altman’s films and who co-starred in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” has died. She was 75.

Duvall died Thursday in her sleep at her home in Blanco, Texas, her longtime partner, Dan Gilroy, announced. The cause was complications of the diabetessaid his friend, publicist Gary Springer.

“My dear, sweet, wonderful life partner and friend left us last night,” Gilroy said in a statement. “Too much heartbreak, she is now free. Fly away, beautiful Shelley.”

His beginnings in cinema

Duvall was attending a community college in Texas when members of Altman’s crew, preparing to film “Brewster McCloud,” encountered her at a party in Houston in 1970. They introduced her to the director, who cast her in “Brewster McCloud” and made her his protege.

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