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Celebrity deaths in 2012 - In Memoriam

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, January 20, 2012

153 of 186: Sada Thompson, who played Meredith Baxter's mother in the 1970s series 'Family,' died on May 4, 2011.

The actress won an Emmy Award for playing matriarch Kate Lawrence on the show, which ran between 1976 and 1980. Thompson also won a Tony Award for the 1971 comedy 'Twigs.'

Thompson is survived by her husband Donald Stewart and their costume designer daughter, Liza.

(Pictured: Sada Thompson appears in a scene from the 1970s series 'Family.') (Spelling-Goldberg Productions / ABC)

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