Actress Carol Sutton died December 10, 2020 in her native Louisiana as a result of complications from the Covid-19 virus at the age of 76.

Appearing in over 100 film and television productions, Sutton is best recognized for her roles in “Steel Magnolias”, “Treme”, and “Queen Sugar”.

When not appearing on the screen, Sutton could frequently be seen on the stage in her home of New Orleans.  After making her stage debut in the 1960’s; her roles have included “The Last Madam”, “Native Tongues”, and “A Raisin in the Sun”.

Sutton made her television debut in 1974 as Vivian in the TV movie “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman”.  Over the course of her career, she would go on to appear in over 100 productions including “Gimme a Break!”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, “In the Heat of the Night’, “Steel Magnolias”, “The Pelican Brief”, “Monster’s Ball”, “Ray”, “Treme”, “The Help”, “21 Jump Street”, “American Horror Story”, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”, “Scream Queens”, the 2016 mini series “Roots”, “Camera Osbcura”, “Queen Sugar”, and “Lovecraft Country”.  “In the Bag” has been completed and awaiting release; while “Freedom’s Path” is currently in post-production.

Carol Dickerson was born on June 29, 1933 in New Orleans.  She married and divorced Archie Sutton.

Sutton is survived by her children – Archie and Aunya; siblings Oris and Adrienne; and five grandchildren.



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