, the glamorous blonde actress best known for starring on the television series “Peter Gunn
,” died Thursday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 92.
A native of Akron, Ohio, news of her death was first reported by the Akron Beacon-Journal. “She went very peacefully,” her friend Eric Anderson
told the newspaper. “She died at 7:20 a.m. of natural causes. We loved her so much.”
Albright was a receptionist at Wakr radio in Akron, then left to go to Cleveland’s Wtam, where she wed announcer Warren Dean — the first of three marriages.Her
first film appearance came in 1947 in “The Unfinished Dance
,” starring Margaret O’Brien. She then starred with Judy Garland
in “Easter Parade
” in 1948. The next year she appeared opposite Kirk Douglas
in 1949’s “Champion
,” portraying a spurned lover. Douglas received an Oscar nomination for his work.
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In 1950, she acted