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Dana Wynter


Born - 8 June 1927, Berlin, Germany
Died - 5 May 2011

Born Dagmar Spencer-Marcus, this cool, elegant, raven-haired actress was raised in Britain and Rhodesia. After completing her education in South Africa, she began acting in repertory in the England of the late 1940s and by the following decade had moved into films: her four movies in 1951, acting as Dagmar Wynter, included White Corridors and The Woman's Angle. When minor roles in The Crimson Pirate (1952) and Knights of the Round Table (1953) led nowhere, she tried her luck in Hollywood. Attracting attention in the title role of a TV remake of Laura, she was taken up by 20th Century Fox and soon in star roles: Secret Interlude (1955), D-Day the 6th of June (1956), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, a cult classic on loan to Allied Artists), Something of Value (1957), Fraulein (1958) and In Love and War (1958), then back to Britain as a star, to make Shake Hands with the Devil (1959), Sink the Bismarck! (1960) and On the Double (1961). Later films include The List of Adrian Messenger (1963), If He Hollers, Let Him Go! (1968), Airport (1969), Santee (1972) and Lovers Like Us (1975), her last theatrical movie, although there was much TV work to come before she retired in the early 1990s. She died from congestive heart failure.