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Margaret Whitton (born November 30, 1950) is an American stage, film, and
television actress, originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Whitton did her
primary film work between 1986 and 1993. Her most visible roles were that of
baseball team owner Rachel Phelps in Major League (1989) and its sequel Major
League II, and as Michael J. Fox's vibrant, sexy and underappreciated
aunt-by-marriage in The Secret of My Success (1987). She also appeared in the
Robin Williams-Kurt Russell vehicle The Best of Times (1986) and in Mel Gibson's
The Man Without a Face (1993).
She first noticeably appeared on the stage in 1973, billed as Peggy Whitton. In
the early 1980s, she began to be billed as Margaret Whitton and made her
Broadway debut in 1982's Steaming. After her seven year experiment with film,
she returned to the stage, appearing on Broadway in And the Apple Doesn't
Fall... (1995) and in the original, award-winning musical Marlene (1999),
starring Siân Phillips as Marlene Dietrich.
Today she is the president of independent film producer Tashtego Films
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