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Vera Lockwood

Actress Vera Lockwood died July 28 of natural causes at her home in North Bergen, N.J. She was 82.

At the time of her death, she was a member of the cast of “Over the River and Through the Woods” at the John Houseman Theatre.

The actress was nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for her performance on NBC’s “NYPD Blue” and had other major guest roles on “ER,” “Murphy Brown,” “Doogie Howser, MD” and “Knots Landing.”

Lockwood’s numerous stage appearances include the original Broadway production of “The Ritz,” “Goodbye Fidel,” “The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker” and “Sunrise at Campobello.” In film she appeared in “Love Is All There Is,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Aladdin” and “The Freshman,” in which she played Marlon Brando’s sister.

Born Elvira Anna Margherita Visconti in Bristol, Conn., Lockwood was related to the Italian stage and film director Luchino Visconti, and she trained as a singer in her early years.

She and her late husband, Lester Lockwood, were married 52 years. Lockwood is survived by four children and two grandchildren.

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