House of Cards' Elizabeth Norment dies aged 61

House of Cards' Elizabeth Norment dies aged 61

Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey’s hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House Of Cards, has died. She was 61 years old.

Netflix confirmed the death today but offered no details.

Beau Willimon, the show’s co-creator, called Norment a “talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all”.

Norment appeared as a guest in many other TV shows, including Doogie Howser, MD, ER, Party of Five and Law & Order.

She also appeared in the movie comedies The Woman In Red and Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion.

She was born in Washington, lived in Japan and Germany while growing up, and graduated from Yale University.

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