An actress known for her role on the acclaimed Netflix series “House of Cards” has died. Elizabeth Norment, who played the sharp executive secretary of Kevin Spacey’s power-hungry politician Frank Underwood, died Oct. 13 at a New York cancer center, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 61.
Norment’s character, Nancy Kaufberger, was an Underwood loyalist, remaining with the character from the time he was in the House of Representatives through his later career moves.
In a statement, “House of Cards” showrunner Beau Willimon said: “Everyone at ‘House of Cards’ is deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing. She was a talented actress, a warm soul and a good friend to us all.”
THR notes: “Norment also played Judge Arlene Brewer on three episodes over a six-year span on ‘Law & Order’ and appeared in guest roles on such shows as ‘St. Elsewhere,’ ‘Party of Five,’ ‘ER,’ ‘Mad About You’ and ‘Blue Bloods.'”
Her TV appearances also included “L.A. Law and “Doogie Howser, M.D.”