Film noir actress and MGM contract star Audrey Totter died Thursday after suffering a stroke and subsequent congestive heart failure, daughter Mea Lane told the LAT. She was 95. Totter debuted in 1945’s Main Street After Dark and acted in MGM’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), making her breakthrough in the 1947 Raymond Chandler adaptation Lady In The Lake. Subsequent films in her Hollywood career include The Unsuspected with Claude Rains (1947), High Wall (1947), The Saxon Charm (1948) with Lady in the Lake co-star/director Robert Montgomery, Alias Nick Beal (1949) with Ray Milland, Robert Wise’s The Set-Up (1949), and John Berry’s Tension (1950). Television credits include NBC’s Cimarron City and Dr. Kildare, CBS’s Medical Center, and ABC’s Our Man Higgins.
R.I.P. ‘Lady In The Lake’ Star Audrey Totter
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