Saturday, May 7, 2011

RIP Dana Wynter

Actress Dana Wynter dies in Ojai, California

By Lenny Roberts

The acclaimed actress best known for her role in a 1956 low-budget classic, “The Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” died at the Ojai Valley Community Hospital’s Continuing Care Center May 5 at 5:30 p.m., according to her son, Mark Bautzer. She had suffered from heart disease in recent years, and was transferred from the hospital’s intensive care unit earlier in the day. Bautzer said she was not expected to survive, and “she stepped off the bus very peacefully” 33 days shy of her 80th birthday.

Wynter, a longtime Upper Ojai resident, was born Dagmar Winter in Germany in 1931. Her ashes will be buried at her other home in her beloved Ireland, according to Bautzer.

WYNTER, Dana (Dagmar Spencer Marcus Wynter)
Born: 6/8/1931, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Died: 5/5/2011, Ojai, California, U.S.A.

Dana Wynter's westerns - actress, screenwriter:
Wagon Train (TV) - 1961, 1962, 1964 (Lizabeth Ann Calhoun, Lisa Raincloud, Barbara Lindquist) [screenwriter (1962)]
The Virginian (TV) - 1963 (Leona Kelland)
The Wild Wild West (TV) - 1966 (Lady Beatrice Marquand-Gaynesford)
Gunsmoke (TV) - 1967 (Isabel Townsend)
Dundee and the Culhane (TV) - 1967 (Martha)
Santee - 1973 (Valerie)

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