Toronto Star

Veteran TV and Film Actress Dies

Mar 23, 2015  •  Post A Comment

An actress with a long list of television and film credits, perhaps best known to U.S. audiences for the Fox show “24,” has died.

The Toronto Star reports that Canadian-born Alberta Watson died Saturday evening at a hospital in Toronto following a battle with cancer. She was 60.

“Her career spanned more than 35 years, beginning with a role in ‘In Praise of Older Women’ in 1978 and ending with a repeat of the character of Madeline Pierce in ‘Nikita,'” the story reports. “In between there was a most impressive body of work. Alberta starred in ’24,’ in ‘The Border,’ and ‘The Newsroom.’ She was on ‘The Equalizer,’ ‘Law & Order,’ ‘Street Legal’ and many more TV shows and movies.”

Watson had a major role on the USA series “La Femme Nikita” from 1997-2001. She was also part of the award-winning ensemble cast of the 1997 movie “The Sweet Hereafter.”

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  1. “La Femme Nikita” was not a CW show, as the CW did not exist at that time. It ran on the USA Network in the US. A more recent show, “Nikita” ran on the CW 2010-2013.

    That said, it is sad to say goodbye to Alberta!

    • Thanks, Mike. We fixed the error.

      Chuck Ross

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