Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Barbara Lang 1928 – 1982

In 1928, American, tragic actress on September 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Barbara Lang: American actress and singer, born 2 March 1928 Pasadena CA; died 22 July 1982, age 54 years, Los Angeles CA; pneumonia due to alcoholism.

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Maggie McNamara 1929 – 1978

In 1929, American, tragic actress on September 9, 2018 at 3:46 am

Maggie McNamara: American actress and model on screen 1949 – 1964, born Marguerite McNamara 18 June 1929, New York; died 18 February 1978, 49 years of age, New York; barbiturate overdose.

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Kim Winona 1930 – 1978

In 1930, American, tragic actress on August 29, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Kim Winona aka Connie Buck: First Nations actress on screen 1955 – 1961; born Constance Elaine Mackey 10 October 1930, Nebraska USA; died 23 June 1978, age 47, Los Angeles USA – suicide by gunshot.

Patricia Cutts 1926 – 1974

In 1926, British, tragic actress on August 29, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Patricia Cutts: British actress on screen from 1946 until her death; born 20 July 1926, London UK; died 6 September 1974, age 48, London UK – suicide by barbiturate poisoning.

Lois Areno 1952 – 1999

In 1952, American, tragic actress on August 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Lois Areno aka Lois Hamilton: American model and actress on screen 1972 – 1986; born Lois Irene Yanessa, 14 October 1952, Philadelphia PA; died 23 December 1999, age 47, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; suicide by overdose of sleeping pills and auto-asphyxiation.

Peggie Castle 1925 – 1973

In 1925, American, tragic actress on August 28, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Peggie Castle: American actress on screen 1950 – 1966; born Peggy Blair 22 December 1925, Appalachia VA; died 11 August 1973 Hollywood CA, age 45 years; cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol abuse.

Barbara Nichols 1928 – 1975

In 1928, American, tragic actress on August 28, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Barbara Nichols: American actress on screen from 1953 until her death; born Barbara Marie Nickerauer 10 December 1928, Queens NY; died 5 October 1976, age 47 years, from long term complications of a much earlier automobile accident.

 

Phyllis Hyman 1949 – 1995

In 1949, American, tragic actress on August 28, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Phyllis Hyman: American singer with one film credit; born 6 July 1949, Philadelphia PA; died 30 June 1995, age 45 years, Manhattan NY; suicide by overdose.

Carolyn Craig 1934 – 1970

In 1934, American, tragic actress on August 28, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Carolyn Craig: American actress on screen 1955 – 1967; born Adele Ruth Crago 27 October 1934, Long Island NY; died 12 December 1970, age 36, Culver City CA; suicide – gunshot; pictured with Martin Milner West Point (1956).

Cathi Case 1933 – 1979

In 1933, American, tragic actress on August 28, 2018 at 11:47 am

Cathi Case (aka Kathleen Case, Cassie Case): American B-Grade actress 1951 – 1961, born Catherine Walker 31 July 1933, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA; died: 22 July 1979, North Hollywood, California USA; alcoholism.