Thursday, July 2, 2009

RIP Anna Karen

Actress Anna Karen Morrow dies at 94
Daily News Wire Services

ENCINO - Anna Karen Morrow, an actress who had a regular role on the prime-time soap opera "Peyton Place" and also appeared on Broadway, in films and on numerous other television shows, has died. She was 94.

Morrow died Wednesday, said her son-in-law, Darrell Christian.

Her film credits included "The Price of Fear," which starred Merle Oberon, "The Wrong Man" alongside Henry Fonda and "It Happened in Athens" with Jayne Mansfield.

On "Peyton Place," she played Mrs. Chernak, the Harrington family housekeeper. Morrow also appeared in the TV series "Star Trek," "Gunsmoke," "Hazel" and "The Perry Como Show," and on Broadway in the play "Red Gloves." Before acting, she was a model in New York.

She was the widow of Jeff Morrow, who also acted on stage and screen and was perhaps best known for his performances in several science fiction films that achieved cult status. He died in 1993.

Morrow is survived by her daughter, Lissa Morrow Christian, of New York. The family plans a private memorial Sunday.

Born: 9/20/1914, U.S.A.
Died: 7/1/2009, Woodland Hills, California, U.S.A.

Anna Karen's westerns - actress:
Jefferson Drum (TV) - 1958
The Rebel (TV) - 1961
Wagon Train (TV) - 1962
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1966
The Iron Horse (TV) - 1967

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