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’Poseidon Adventure’ actress Carol Lynley dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — Carol Lynley, a stage and screen actress who starred in the “The Poseidon Adventure” and numerous other film and television series, has died. She was 77.

Lynley’s daughter Jill Selsman says her mother died in her sleep Tuesday.

The actress had a lengthy Hollywood career, earning a Golden Globe nomination as a newcomer for the 1959 film “Blue Denim” about a teenager seeking an abortion. It was a role she originated on Broadway and among her best-known films.

Lynley appeared in more than 100 films and television series, but her best-known role was as pop singer Nonnie Parry in 1972’s “The Poseidon Adventure.”

She also starred in 1961’s “Return to Peyton Place,” playing an author whose book revealing her New Hampshire hometown’s secrets causes her and her family trouble.

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