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Dorothy Provine, Flapper and Outlaw, Dies

Adam Bernstein

Dorothy Provine, a stunningly beautiful actress who starred as the title outlaw in "The Bonnie Parker Story" (1958) and then as a flapper showgirl in the short-lived TV drama "The Roaring Twenties," died April 25. She was 75 and lived in Washington state.

She has an elegant way with the ballad "Tea for Two" and does a credible Al Jolson interpretation in the TV show.

Ms. Provine also appeared in the films "Riot in Juvenile Prison" (1959), "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (1963) and "Never a Dull Moment" (1968) before retiring from show business.

She married the director Robert Day and was called a "recluse" by her local paper. Her husband told the Kitsap Sun of Bremerton, Wash., "She was very reserved. We really didn't socialize very much."

By Adam Bernstein  |  April 30, 2010; 12:50 PM ET
Categories:  Actors, actresses , Adam Bernstein  
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