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Angela Paton dead: Groundhog Day actress dies at 86

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Angela Paton, who featured opposite Bill Murray in 1993’s Groundhog Day, has died at the age of 86. 

According to the Associated Press, George Woolf, her nephew, said Paton died on Thursday in Oakland, California, after she was admitted to hospice care following a heart attack. 

Paton had a famous interaction with Murray’s Phil as kindly innkeeper Mrs. Lancaster in Groundhog Day. When asked if she ever had déjà vu, she responded, “I don’t think so, but I could check with the kitchen.” Watch her moment below. 


Among her long list of film and television credits, Paton also featured in American Wedding as Jim’s grandma, who has an intimate moment with Stifler (Sean William Scott), in addition to 1997’s Lolita and as a background player in Red Eye with Rachel McAdams. 

Her last film role was in 2013’s I Am I opposite Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) and Jason Ritter (Gravity Falls).