Veteran actress Collin Wilcox has died of brain cancer, aged 74.
The star, most famous for her role as rape victim Mayella Ewell in the movie version of Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird, passed away earlier this month (14Oct09) at her home in Highlands, North Carolina.
Wilcox began her career in theatre, starring alongside Burt Reynolds in 1961 Broadway play Look, We've Come Through. She was awarded the prestigious Clarence Derwent Award in 1958 for her performance in The Day Money Stopped.
Wilcox stepped out of the spotlight in the 1980s to care for her mother in Highlands.
She is survived by her husband Scott Paxton and their children, Kimberley and Michael.