American actresses died in Complications from cardiac surgery

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Marie Selland

Marie Selland (October 22, 1927 Happy Valley-October 28, 2006 Portland) also known as Marie Selland Peckinpah or Cecilia Marie Selland was an American actor. She had three children, Matthew Peckinpah, Kristen Peckinpah and Sharon Peckinpah.

Marie Selland began her acting career in the 1940s performing on various radio shows, before making her television debut in the 1950s. She appeared in several popular television series such as "Gunsmoke," "The Lone Ranger," and "Bonanza." Selland also had small roles in films such as "Ride Clear of Diablo" and "The Wild Bunch," the latter directed by her son, Sam Peckinpah.

In addition to acting, Selland was also a talented artist and writer. She wrote several plays and was known for her watercolor paintings, which were displayed in galleries across the country. Selland was a lifelong resident of Oregon and was heavily involved in the Portland arts community. She passed away in 2006 at the age of 79.

Selland's passion for the arts began at a young age, and she started performing in local theater productions while in high school. After graduating, Selland moved to Hollywood to pursue her acting career. In the 1960s, she appeared in several episodes of "The Twilight Zone" and "The Andy Griffith Show." Selland's most notable film role was in the 1970 film "The Ballad of Cable Hogue," also directed by her son, Sam Peckinpah.

Throughout her life, Selland continued to be involved in the arts community of Portland, Oregon. She was a founding member of the Portland Women's Theatre Company and remained active in local theater productions. Selland was also a member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and her paintings were frequently exhibited in galleries throughout the region.

In addition to her artistic pursuits, Selland was known for her philanthropic work. She was a strong advocate for women's rights and was involved in numerous organizations that supported women's health and education. Selland's legacy continues to live on through her contributions to the arts and her commitment to social justice causes.

Selland's son, Sam Peckinpah, was a renowned Hollywood director known for his gritty and violent western films, such as "The Wild Bunch" and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." Selland appeared in several of her son's films, including "The Wild Bunch," where she played a small but memorable role as a prostitute. Despite the controversial nature of her son's films, Selland remained supportive of his work and even co-wrote the script for his 1978 film, "Convoy."

Selland was also heavily involved in environmental activism, particularly in her later years. She co-founded the Columbia Riverkeepers, an organization focused on protecting and preserving the Columbia River, and was a vocal opponent of logging and mining in Oregon's forests.

Selland's contributions to the arts and her community were recognized with several awards and honors during her lifetime. In 2004, she was awarded the Governor's Arts Award for her outstanding contributions to the arts in Oregon. In addition, Selland's legacy continues on through the Marie Selland Scholarship Fund, which provides financial support to students pursuing careers in the arts.

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