Misty Upham, who was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award in 2009 for her role in the feature film Frozen River, was found dead in the woods in Auburn, WA, today after going missing earlier this month. She was 32. Filmmaker friend Tracy Rector, speaking on behalf of the family, confirmed that the Native American actress was found by a search party led by uncle Robert Upham. She was later identified by family members. “The main thing her family wants people to know is that the Auburn Police Department would not cooperate in looking for Misty,” Rector told Deadline. “There’s a long history of police harassment and friction between the police and the Muckleshoot community here, and her family feels they dropped the ball and Misty perhaps would have been found if the police had taken it seriously.”
"Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way."
Alice Childress (born October 12, 1916) started her career as a actress—she was an early member of the American Negro Theater and was nominated for a Tony. She wrote her first play after fellow actors bet that a good play couldn’t be written overnight.
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