Carol Sutton Wiki – Biography
Carol Sutton was born on June 29, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Carol Dickerson. She is known for her work on Steel Magnolias (1989), Ray (2004) and Monster’s Ball (2001).
Carol Dickerson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She later enrolled at Xavier University but dropped out after marrying Archie Sutton, whom she later divorced. She worked for Total Community Action and earned certification in early childhood development from Texas Southern University in Houston.
Carol Sutton Age
Carol Sutton has died at the age of 76-years-old.
Sutton devoted much of her career to the theater and also served as an acting teacher in her hometown. She recorded a large number of supporting roles in American film and television, participating in productions such as The Pelican Brief, Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh, American Horror Story: Coven, True Detective, Kidnap, The Last Exorcism, and Killer Joe.
In 2012, Sutton received a New Orleans Lifetime Achievement Award.
“The world may recognize her from her performances in movies and on TV — whether it’s ‘Treme’ or ‘Claws,’ or ‘Runaway Jury’ or ‘Queen Sugar’ — but we will always remember her commanding stage presence, her richly portrayed characters, and the warm heart she shared with her fellow cast and crew in productions such as ‘4000 Miles’ and ‘A Raisin in the Sun.’ May she rest in God’s perfect peace,” Cantrell said.
Husband & Children
She was married to Archie Sutton, She was survived by a daughter, son, and five grandchildren.
Cause of Death
Actress Carol Sutton died Friday at age 76 of Covid-19 complications, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said.
The New Orleans native built an extensive list of credits, including “Steel Magnolias,” “Queen Sugar,” and “Lovecraft Country,” according to her IMDb page.
Cantrell praised Sutton, saying she “was practically the Queen of New Orleans theater, having graced the stages across the city for decades.”