Shelley Duvall, actress who starred in 'The Shining,' dies at 75

FILE-American actress Shelley Duvall, wearing a grey blazer over a white top with a gold brooch on the blazer's left lapel, and a white shoulder bag over her left shoulder, circa 1987. (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)

Shelley Duvall, the actress known for her role in "The Shining," has died at the age of 75. 

Duvall died in her sleep of complications from diabetes at her home in Blanco, Texas, Dan Gilroy, her life partner since 1989, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actress starred in seven movies directed by her mentor Robert Altman. 

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According to the AP, Duvall was attending junior college in Texas when Altman's staff members, preparing to film "Brewster McCloud," encountered her as at a party in Houston in 1970. She would go on to become Altman's protege.

FILE-Terrified Shelley Duvall in lobby card for the film "The Shining" in 1980. (Photo by Warner Brothers/Getty Images)

Duvall is also remembered for her roles in "McCabe & Mrs. Miller," "Nashville," "Popeye" and "3 Women."

The Texas native earned a supporting actress in Terry Gilliam's "Time Bandits" in 1981; she played Susan Frankenstein in Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie" (1984), and co-starred in the hit comedy film "Roxanne" in 1987 starring Steve Martin.

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According to IMDb, Duvall went on to appear in multiple roles, including the family comedy "Home Fries" in 1998, playing Mrs. Jackson, Drew Barrymore's character's mother.

Duvall met Gilroy in 1989 while filming the Disney Channel movie "Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme" (1990), and the couple has been together ever since.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. This story was reported from Washington, D.C.