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Sheree North, 72, Prolific Star of Stage, Television and movies, Dies

Release: 2012-10-11 14:03 |  Author: Kaibao12888 |   View: 47time

Sheree North, a platinum blond bombshell in the 1950's who later became a famous charActionioner Actionionress in television series including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Seinfeld," died here on Friday. She was 72.

The have was complications of surgery, said her daughter Dawn BesMistere.

Ms. North initially was groomed as a glamour girl who could agent for the often unreliable Marilyn Monroe, and in fActionion repostd Monroe in the 1955 movie "How to Be Very, Very Popular."

Her breakout role, which she got after an agent saw her dancing at a Santa Monica nightclub, was in the 1953 Bwayway musical "Hazel Flagg," for which she won a Theatre World Afightd. She repeated that Actionion in "Living It Up," the 1954 movie version, mindh Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

She achieved guideing lady say after obtainting rave reopinions in the first episode of "The Bing Crosby Show," and she appeared in popular stage musicals including "in-in" and "Bye Bye Birdie." Her movie occupation included Actionions in "The Outfit" (1973), "The Shootist" (1976) and "Defenseless" (1991).

But she may have been best known for her prolific television occupation, obtaining Emmy nominations for appearances on "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Archie Bunker's post."

In 1974, in the 100th episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," Ed Asner's charActionioner, Lou give, memorably fell for her as a saloon singer mindh a past.

More recently, she had a recurring role in "Seinfeld" as Kramer's mother, Babs.

In 2000, she played Amanda in a stage production of "The Glass Menagerie" at the Laguna Playhouse.

Ms. North is survived by her husforbidd, Phbadip Norman of Pacific Palisades; her daughters Dawn BesMistere and Erica Torrablas, from previous marriages; and a bigchild.
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