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“The Log Lady” Catherine Coulson passes away aged 71

Reports are sadly reaching us at Cult Faction that Twin Peaks’ enigmatic Log Lady, Catherine Coulson, has passed away aged 71.

Coulson was an American stage and screen actress who worked behind the scenes on various studio features, magazine shows and independent films as well as acting in theater and film since the age of 15. She is best known for her role as Margaret Lanterman aka the Log Lady, in the David Lynch TV series Twin Peaks.

Coulson met Lynch in the 1970s and performed various behind the scenes functions during the four-year filming of his low-budget classic Eraserhead in 1977. Lynch reports that she began meditating at the same time as him during this period. She also appeared in Lynch’s short film The Amputee in 1974, in which she played a woman with no legs. During the filming of Eraserhead, Lynch told Coulson that he had an image in his head of her holding a large log. Fifteen years later, he created such a role for her in Twin Peaks, on which she guest starred for 12 episodes through seasons 1 and 2. Coulson went on to reprise her role in the film prequel, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, and in “Dual Spires” (2010), an episode of Psych.

Coulson was married to actor Jack Nance (who played Henry Spencer in Eraserhead, and Pete Martell in the Twin Peaks saga) in 1968; they divorced in 1976. Her second husband, Marc Sirinsky, with whom she has a daughter, Zoey (born 1987), is a rabbi, at one point resident at Temple Emek-Sholom in Ashland, Oregon.

More details as they come in.

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