Rest in Peace: Dana Wynter

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And the Hollywood death toll continues to mount its way throughout the year 2011 as yet another golden age actress has been taken from us, leaving behind one hell of a horror memory!

According to the LA Times Dana Wynter, who was best known by fans as Becky Driscoll in the classic 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at Ojai Valley Community Hospital’s Continuing Care Center, said her son, Mark Bautzer. She was 79.

Though she graced our genre only a few times, she, just like the film itself, had an impact on generations of filmmakers to come. We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer Dana’s many friends, family members, and constituents our sincerest of condolences.

Thanks for the memories, Dana. We’re sure that somewhere right now both you and Kevin McCarthy are running through the clouds.

Rest in Peace: Dana Wynter

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  • DavidFullam

    A classic film and a classy lady. RIP.