Oct 29, 2014 3:51 PM

'House of Cards' actress Norment dies

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61 years old.

Netflix confirmed the death on Wednesday but offered no details. Beau Willimon, the show's co-creator, called Norment a "talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all."

Norment appeared as a guest in many other TV shows, including "Doogie Howser, MD," ''ER," Party of Five" and "Law & Order." She also appeared in the movie comedies "The Woman in Red" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion."

She was born in Washington, lived in Japan and Germany while growing up, and graduated from Yale University.


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