Mary Ellen Trainor, ‘Lethal Weapon’ Actress, Dies At 62
Mary Ellen Trainor, who appeared in all four Lethal Weapon films, died last month in California. She was 62.
Mary Ellen Trainor Dies
Trainor died after a battle with pancreatic cancer on May 20, her longtime friend Kathleen Kennedy confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the 80s, Trainer made her feature film debut in Romancing the Stone. Later on in the decade, Trainer appeared in the first and second Lethal Weapon movies, Die Hard, Ghostbusters II and Back to the Future Part II. In the 90s, she appeared in the third and fourth Lethal Weapon movies, as well as Forrest Gump and Little Giants. Her other film credits include Freak Friday and her final feature Cake: A Wedding Story.
On TV, Trainor appeared in Remington Steele, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, Relativity and Roswell, in which she played Diane Evans.
Before she became an actress, Trainor had been an on-air personality for a radio station, and then a station editor before she became a production assistant in Los Angeles. Working in the film industry, she met filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, who would later become her husband and cast her in her first film.
Trainor is survived by her son Alex, mom Jane, and four siblings.
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