Dana Wynter (1931-2011)

Actress Dana Wynter, 79, who starred in 1956’s classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers, died May 5 of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Ojai, Calif. In 1994, the Library of Congress put the film on the National Film Registry. The film’s star, Kevin McCarthy, died in September of last year.

Born Dagmar Winter on June 8, 1931, in Berlin, she grew up in England and Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, where her father was a surgeon.

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]