Dana Wynter has passed away at the age of 79.
Wynter died in Ojai, California, on May 5th. The story was reported by the Ojai Valley News.
Although the majority of Wynter's work consisted of TV guest appearances over a span of decades, she appeared in a handful of '50s films, most notably the original version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956).
Wynter also starred with Robert Taylor in D-DAY THE SIXTH OF JUNE (1956), Robert Wagner in IN LOVE AND WAR (1958), and James Cagney in SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL (1959).
Later film appearances included AIRPORT (1970).
Wynter was married for nearly 25 years to well-known Hollywood attorney Greg Bautzer.
Update: More on Wynter's life and career has now been published by the Los Angeles Times.