Linda Cristal 1931 – 2020

Deadline: Linda Cristal, the Argentine-born actress, died in her sleep at her Beverly Hills home Saturday. She was 89.

Her death was reported to The New York Times by son Jordan Wexler.

Cristal had built a career as an actress during the 1950s in Mexico’s film industry when she was cast in an English-speaking role in 1956’s Comanche.

Film and TV credits throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s included roles in Rawhide, Seven Sins, The Alamo, The Tab Hunter Show and Iron Horse, among others.

Her highest profile role arrived in 1967 with the hourlong western The High Chaparral, a series that ran for four seasons. Subsequent credits include Barnaby Jones, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island. She joined the cast of the soap General Hospital for a year in 1988.

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