It is with immeasurable sadness that I note the passing of Susan Tyrrell, one of the most talented, joyously bizarre and unfairly overlooked actresses who ever graced the screen. Her oddball and fun performances in ANGEL (1984), AVENGING ANGEL (1985), BIG TOP PEE-WEE (1988) and CRY-BABY (1990) were terrific, but to me and most of her fans she will forever be in our hearts and minds as the evil Queen Doris in the superlative FORBIDDEN ZONE (1982). Here's her signature number from that film, "Witch's Egg," and its lyrics about being akin to "a crane with no legs" now bear extra meaning after both of her gams were amputated below the knees in 2000 due to complications brought on by by the rare blood disease thrombocythemia.
Rest well, Susan. You will always fly high in my memories.