In Remembrance: Melissa Yandell Smith ’79, ’82MFA Died on September 7 2021

Melissa Yandell Smith died of cancer on September 7, 2021, surrounded by family and friends. An actor and acting teacher, she was most recently seen in the Oscar-winning film Nomadland, and for 25 years had served as conservatory director at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.

A full obituary was published in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 15, 2021.

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