Ingrid Greer (1948 – 1981)

Ingrid Greer: American actress born 4 January 1948 New York; died 19 December 1981, age 33, Los Angeles California; drowned in her home swimming pool.

IMDB lists five screen credits from 1978 to 1981 for Greer. The final credit is a boxing movie, Body and Soul, released October 1981 (see photo from Playboy magazine below). The above photo – found on eBay – dates from the late 1960s or early 1970s. She married University of Arizona alumnus Bertram A. Issacs on 10 September 1969 in Los Angeles City. Afte her death, he worked as an attorney in Houston, Texas.

The date of Greer’s death was recorded in the California Death Index and Screen Actor magazine. Sepia magazine (1947 – 1983) reported in its May 1982 issue: “On a sadder note, shortly after finishing her role in “Body and Soul,” playmate and model Ingrid Greer was found dead in her swimming pool in the Hollywood Hills. It appears to have been an accidental drowning. Needless to say, all of tinsel town was stunned by the shocking news. By Erik Washington.” Sepia – Volume 31, Issue 4 – Page 82

A 2009 blog post comment claims that Greer died in a “hot tub accident,” possibly based on her entry in Who’s Who in Hollywood by David Ragan. New York: Facts on File, 1992.

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