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Dina Merrill

9 December 1923 to 22 May 2017

An American actress who was adept at playing upper-crust socialites on the big screen, Merrill was best known for her performance opposite Tony Curtis in Blake Edwards’ Operation Petticoat (1959). Her other notable credits included Butterfield 8 (1960), The Courtship of Eddie’s Father (1963) and The Player (1992).

Read Dina Merrill's Guardian obituary here.