Houston, Texas, USA
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Skye McCole Bartusiak (September 28, 1992 – July 19, 2014) was an American film and television actress.
Life and career
McCole Bartusiak was born in Houston, Texas, where she lived until her death with her parents Raymond Donald Bartusiak and Helen McCole. She attended St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal school for her elementary education.
McCole Bartusiak's first starred in The Patriot, starring Mel Gibson, in 2000. She later played the young Marilyn Monroe in the TV miniseries Blonde, and Don't Say a Word alongside Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy, both in 2001. She also played the young Charlie McGee in the sequel to Firestarter, Firestarter 2: Rekindled and Megan Matheson in the television series 24.
McCole Bartusiak made an appearance in the short film The Vest in 2003 and played the part of The Girl in Once Not Far from Home in 2005. She also tried her hand at theatre, playing in The Miracle Worker alongside Hilary Swank, which had a two-week run at the Charlotte Theatre in North Carolina.
In 2003, McCole Bartusiak returned to period drama with Love Comes Softly, and a year later she played the young Jackie in Against the Ropes alongside Meg Ryan. One of her strongest roles has been as Franny Roberts in the horror film Boogeyman. In 2005, she starred in the "Kids" episode of the hospital drama series House, and took a lead role as Sunshine in the film Kill Your Darlings, about a troubled teen who goes to extreme measures to gain the attention of her psychiatrist father.
Celebrity web sites TMZ and Variety reported on July 19, 2014, that McCole Bartusiak was found dead in a "garage apartment" behind her Houston, Texas home. Variety staff said she "died in her sleep"; TMZ reported that no foul play is suspected, pending the results of toxicology tests.
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Skye McCole Bartusiak
Skye McCole Bartusiak (September 28, 1992 – July 19, 2014) was an American film and television actress. She appeared in The Patriot (2000), Don't Say a Word (2001), as Rose Wilder in Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder (2002), 24 (2002-2003), Boogeyman (2005), and Kill Your Darlings (2006).
Actress, Musician, Producer, Director
Place of Death
Houston, Texas USA
Cause of Death
Epileptic seizure (complications from)
Claim to Fame
Raymond Donald Bartusiak
Helen McCole Bartusiak
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
CESD Talent Agency
TV commercial for Freeserve (2000).
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