Here are two more celebrity passings that happened over the weekend(Osama bin Laden not included)….
* Yvette Vickers: born Yvette Vedder,this actress gained national attention via her appearances in both ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES and ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN(where she played a doomed sex kitten in both films) and followed up those roles with appearances in the films THE SAD SACK,BEACH PARTY,HUD,THE SOUND OF FURY,SUNSET BOULEVARD(her film debut),I,MOBSTER,JUVENILE JUNGLE,PRESSURE POINT,REFORM SCHOOL GIRL,SHORT CUT TO HELL,the made-for-TV zombie film THE DEAD DONT DIE,and her final role in the 1990 Gary Graver splatter outing EVIL SPIRIT(which was also her first on-screen role in nearly 15 years).
* William Campbell: this actor is best known for his roles in the Roger Corman productions of DEMENTIA 13,THE YOUNG RACERS,and BLOOD BATH(a.k.a.: TRACK OF THE VAMPIRE),and also appeared in the likes of MAN IN THE VAULT,HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE,THE MONEY TRAP,PORTRAIT IN TERROR,THE SECRET INVASION,THE NAKED AND THE DEAD,LOVE ME TENDER,NIGHT OF EVIL,CANNONBALL,PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW,AND BLACK GUNN(which was his last film),and also appeared on the TV shows EMERYGENCY,GUNSMOKE,STAR TREK,SHAZAM !,THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO,PERRY MASON,IT TAKES A THIEF,ADAM 12,QUINCY M.E.,HOTEL,STAR TREK:DEEP SPACE NINE,and KUNG FU: THE LEGEND CONTINUES.
They will both be heavily missed.
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