The industry faced yet another loss this year when former Actor and Child Model Carol Lynley died on September 3 leaving her loved ones in tears.
Carol Ann Jones started her career as a child model for the cover of Life magazine when she was 15 years old. She started her movie career with Disney’s “The Light in the Forest”, shortly after which she secured a career breakout role in the 1958 Broadway play “Blue Denim” in which she played 15-year-old Janet Willard Struggling to figure out how to undergo an illegal abortion.
Her popularity during the 1960s and ’70s grew with films, Return to Peyton Place, Under the Yum Yum Tree and Bunny Lake is Missing. She also made TV appearances in some of the most-watched series of the era like Mannix, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and The Big Valley. She was best known for her role in the 1972 film “The Poseidon Adventure,” in which she performed the Oscar-winning song “The Morning After” on screen with dubbed vocals.
At the age of 77, she died after suffering a heart attack at her Pacific Palisades home on Tuesday. The news was confirmed by her friend actor Trent Dolan.
Lynley was born in Manhattan to Frances and Cyril Jones. She was married to publicist Michael Selsman from 1960-64 with whom she has a daughter Jill salesman, who is presently a director of short films. Her last appearance on-screen includes her role as Carrie Lee in a short movie named Vic.