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March 4, 1951
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||October 13, 1993 (aged 42)|
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Parent(s)||Rebecca Weis Welles|
Gwen Welles (March 4, 1951 – October 13, 1993) was an American actress.
Gwen Welles was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Gwen Goldberg. She was the daughter of actress Rebecca Weis Welles and Barton Goldberg; her sisters were Elizabeth (Betsy) Goldberg Welles and Lori Yarom. Gwen graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, California and attended Vassar College. Welles was married to actor Harris Yulin in 1975.
Gwen Welles may be best remembered for her portrayal of untalented singer Sueleen Gay in Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, for Best Supporting Actress. Welles also appeared in several films directed by Henry Jaglom, including New Year's Day (1989) and Eating (1990).
She died from anal cancer in 1993 at aged 42. Her younger sister, Elizabeth (Betsy Goldberg Welles), died from colon cancer 10 years later. Donna Deitch directed a documentary about Welles' illness in 1992, which appeared at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival.
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