"The Big Bang Theory" And "Glee" Star Jane Galloway Heitz Passed Away Aged 78

November 25, 2019

Jane Galloway Heitz, a great veteran actress who appeared in an array of movies and television shows since the 1990s, has passed away. She was 78. Jane Galloway Heitz succumbed to congestive heart failure at a hospital in Highland Park, Illinois, her daughter, Amie Richardson, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Jane Galloway Heitz passed away

Heitz was known for her appearances on Glee as former glee club director Lillian Adler, though she only appeared twice — in the extended director’s cut of the pilot and as an image in a trophy case.

She also portrayed Mildred in "The Friendship Algorithm", a 2009 episode of The Big Bang Theory.

Outside of that, she also made appearances on Shameless and Monk. On the film side, Adler appeared in 1999's The Straight Story, 2001's Just Visiting, and 2007's I Know Who Killed Me.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Heitz was born in Minneapolis on Sept. 18, 1941, later relocating to Chicago. She operated her own casting business before making the transition to acting. In addition to her screen work, she appeared in productions at Chicago’s revered Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

She is survived by her daughter Amie (Rod) Richardson and three grandchildren.

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It's always sad when someone dies, especially if it's such a brilliant person like Jane Galloway Heitz, who dedicated her life to films and theatre. She loved people and did her work with genuine enthusiasm and passion. Her legacy will always live on in people who loved her.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. They're in our thoughts and prayers.

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