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Born: October 28, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, USA Profession: Cast ... actor set designer costume designer


Annie Potts' unique voice and quirky personality made her a natural fit for roles that called for colorful, experienced, definitely quirky women. Potts first burst onto the scene as the sassy, quick-witted secretary in the international phenomenon "Ghostbusters" (1984). It was a role that she would reprise in the successful 1989 sequel and a later video game. Potts possessed a natural gift for playing slightly off-the-wall characters with big hearts; similar to the surrogate mother roles she essayed in the John Hughes Gen-X classic "Pretty in Pink" (1986) opposite Molly Ringwald, and on the critically acclaimed television version of the feature film "Dangerous Minds" (ABC, 1996-97). But it was her turn as a sarcastic yet struggling interior designer on the Southern-flavored sitcom "Designing Women" (CBS, 1986-1993) that made Potts a household name. The actress endured numerous career setbacks throughout her run, whether canceled TV pilots or short-lived sitcoms, but she was always exceedingly employable because there were very few comic actresses able to steal scenes in such a unique fashion. Simply put, if she had done nothing else but "Designing Women," her immortality would have been assured, but luckily she brought to life memorable comedic performances in a series of film classics as well.

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