Actress Mary Ellen Trainor Dies; Got Start At KSDO-A/San Diego
June 8, 2015 at 5:05 PM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of actress MARY ELLEN TRAINOR, who died MAY 20th at her home in MONTECITO, CA at 62, it was announced MONDAY (6/8).
TRAINOR, best known for her appearances in the "LETHAL WEAPON" movies and "THE GOONIES" and the former wife of director ROBERT ZEMECKIS, got her start in the media at KSDO-A/SAN DIEGO while attending SAN DIEGO STATE. She moved on after graduating in 1975 to become an editor at CBS O&O KNXT (TV) (now KCBS-TV)/LOS ANGELES before first becoming a production assistant for STEVEN SPIELBERG and working at 20TH CENTURY FOX and then embarking on her acting career. Among her other credits were regular roles on "PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE," "RELATIVITY," and "ROSWELL," and movie roles in "ROMANCING THE STONE," "DIE HARD," "SCROOGED," "GHOSTBUSTERS II," and the 2003 "FREAKY FRIDAY" remake. Her most recent credit was for a TV movie, "MCBRIDE: REQUIEM" in 2008.