Who loves teenage soapy drama with mystery and romance? Admit It; we all do. Outer Banks, a teenage dram filled with mystery and romance, became the top streamed season on Netflix. The sixth episode of season two pays tribute to actress Carl Sutton, which confused many people but not the fans of Outer Banks who already know this legendary actress through her role as MeeMaw in the Outer Banks season. Her role was not lead, but it was powerful enough to melt the hearts of her fans.
Besides being Meemaw in the Outer Banks, Carol was famous for many other characters she played in her life. Let’s pay tribute to this actress by discussing her life journey.
Birth And Early Education
Her birth name was Carol Dickerson, and she was born on December 3, 1944, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She visited the Xavier University Preparatory School for early education and then enrolled in the Xavier University of Louisiana for higher education.
During her higher education, Carol Dickerson fell in love with Archie Sutton, a professional footballer, and left her education to marry him and change her name to Carol Joan Sutton.
Family And Children
She was married to Archie Sutton, and they both have 2 children together, but things didn’t work out between them, so she divorced him.
In the 1960s, Carol Sutton entered the Dashiki Project Theatre. She started her acting career on television by appearing in the 1974 TV show The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and then the rest was history.
She appeared in thousands of different television and film projects throughout her life and gained appraises and acknowledgment from her fans.
Her notable projects include Heart of Stone, Runaway Jury, In the Heat of the Night, Queen Sugar, Inside Out, and many more.
Her last project was Outer Banks, in which she played the role of MeeMaw.
She also gave acting classes to young actors and actresses in New Orleans, her hometown. Carl also worked with the local theater community of her town.
She gained love from her acting and charitable work in the community. She worked with Total Community Action, which helped the unprivileged and low-income families of the society.
Carol was also a parishioner at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in New Orleans.
On December 10, 2020, she died at Touro Infirmary from the complexities of COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in America. She died seven days after her 76th anniversary. Her funeral was attended by her children, grandchildren, and loved ones. She was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Awards And Achievements
Carol Sutton received New Orleans Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for her notable work in top movies and televisions series.
Upon her death news, numerous film stars and fans poured love and Rest in peace messages on different social media platforms. They all pay tribute to this Veteran star and actress in different ways.
Ava DuVernay, who is the creator of the series Queen Sugar took to Twitter to pay tribute to her and acknowledged her acting skills and said,
“On behalf of the QUEEN SUGAR family, we celebrate the life of the stellar Carol Sutton. It was our honor to welcome this veteran actress of stage + screen to our show as Aunt Martha in Episode 409, “Stare at the Same Fires.” We bless her. May she rise and rest in peace and power.”
Besides this, Outer Banks, her last project, pays homage to her by dedicating episode six of Season two of Outer Banks.
Carl Sutton Net Worth
She left a fortune for her family, but the media does not know the exact amount.