Nomadland actress, Melissa Yandell Smith dies of cancer at 64

Nomadland actress, Melissa Yandell Smith dies of cancer at 64



Melissa Yandell Smith, who played Frances McDormand's character's sister in Nomadland has died at the age of 64.



Before her death, Melissa served as the Conservatory Director at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco for 25 years. In an obituary in The New York Times, Smith's cause of death was revealed to be cancer.



It read;




"It is with great sorrow that we share that Melissa Smith, longtime Director of the Conservatory, passed away on September 7, 2021.

"Melissa's impact on A.C.T. and on the American theater is immense.

"So many have been touched by her talent, generosity, intellect, grace, and wonderful sense of humor. She will be greatly missed.Latest Post
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