Jane Galloway Heitz, Big Bang Theory And Glee Actress, Dies At 78 – The TV star Jane Galloway Heitz, popularly known for playing the character of Lillian Adler on “Glee” and appearing in The Big Bang Theory, has died on November 13.
Jane Galloway Heitz, Big Bang Theory And Glee Actress, Dies At 78 | Jane Galloway Heitz Cause Of Death:
Galloway Heitz passed away on November 13 of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Highland Park, Illinois.
A photograph of Jane Galloway Heitz appeared often on Glee on a plaque in a trophy case commemorating the life of Lillian Adler, the former head of glee club at McKinley High.
The plaque marking the character’s life, daughter Amie Richardson’s birth and death years (1937-1997), carried the phrase: “By its very definition, Glee is about opening yourself up to joy.”
Jane Galloway Heitz:
Born on Sept. 18, 1941, in Minneapolis, Jane Galloway Heitz made her film debut in David Lynch’s The Straight Story in 1999 and also appeared in Sissy Spacek and Richard Farnsworth, as well as Lindsay Lohan thriller I Know Who Killed Me (2007) and became star in The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, ER and Shameless.
Galloway Heitz began her own casting business and helped nurture the early careers of Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Richard Kind and Eric Stonestreet.
Jane Galloway Heitz sold her agency in 1997.
The star Jane Galloway Heitz is survived by her daughter Amie (Rod) Richardson, and three grandchildren.
Jane Galloway Heitz’s husband of 37 years, TV producer-director Bill Heitz, died in 2002.
Jane Galloway Heitz’s funeral is set to held on Nov. 30, Saturday.
Jane was the first casting director to ever call me in for an audition in Chicago. She became a great friend and mentor. I tried to always make sure she knew she had a starring role in my career. She put me on that path I’m on.
I wish i could have said thank you one more time. https://t.co/zPAHtzPByJ
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) November 21, 2019