Phyllis Somerville


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The Big C Season Finale: Is Cathy Ready to Fight?

For a show focused on mortality, few fans of The Big C saw Marlene's sudden suicide coming. Last week, viewers mourned the loss of Cathy's curmudgeonly neighbor-turned-confidant after she decided to end her battle with Alzheimer's.

"We all grieved the loss of that character and for the writers in the room, we were grieving months ahead of even telling the actress [Phyllis Somerville]," creator/executive producer Darlene Hunt tells "The idea came about to have that character die, and I was personally like, 'We could never!'"

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Roush Review: Grading The Big C

Who's up for a death comedy jam? Don't everybody raise their hands at once.

Leave it to an adventurous network like Showtime to develop a series that confronts the age-old maxim about how "dying is easy but comedy is hard." That's certainly the case with The Big C, an affecting yet uneven tragicomedy that comes to life whenever its heroine confronts her mortality but tends to die any time the story line goes overboard on the more


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Year Title Description
2010 The Big C TV Show Series, Actor - Marlene
2008 The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Movie, Actor - Grandma Fuller
2007 Broken English Movie, Actor - Denise
2007 Lucky You Movie, Actor - Pawnbroker
2007 If I Didn't Care Movie, Actor - Daisy

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