Jane Galloway Heitz, a veteran actress in film and television, has died. She was 78 and the cause of death was not disclosed.
Heitz had a variety of roles during her career. Many cited her work as the character Lillian Adler in the Fox musical dramedy Glee, though she only appeared twice — in the pilot and as an image in a trophy case. She was a former head of the glee club at McKinley High, according to her backstory.
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Among her other television credits were appearances on The Big Bang Theory, Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Monk, Prison Break, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace and Early Edition.
In film, Galloway Heitz starred with Richard Farnsworth and Sissy Spacek in David Lynch’s 1999 The Straight Story and played a nurse opposite Lindsey Lohan in the 2007 thriller I Know Who Killed Me. Her other credits included the film Just Visiting with Jean Reno and Christina Applegate, a remake of the French fantasy comedy Les Visiteurs. Surivivors include her daughter, Amie (Rod) Richardson, and three grandchildren. A funeral service is set for November 30 at the Church of Our Savior in Elmhurst, IL.
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