The star passed away on Wednesday morning (27Jul11) in Brooklyn, New York. She had been suffering from the motor neuron condition ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Platt, who was once married to filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, served as executive producer on 1987 film Broadcast News and producer on 1989’s Say Anything.
She was also known for her set production skills and landed an Oscar nomination for her work on 1983’s Terms of Endearment.
Platt also worked on the set of Bogdanovich’s movies, including Targets, The Last Picture Show and Paper Moon.