Thursday, 18 Apr 2024

Denise Dubarry dead at 63 – The Love Boat actress loses battle with rare deadly fungus infection

ACTRESS Denise Dubarry has died aged 63 after battling a rare fungus infection, it's reported.

The American star and producer died in hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday, her husband Billy Hay told the Desert Sun.

Denise was known for her television roles in shows such as CHiPS, Days of Our Lives, The Love Boat and 1970s TV series Baa Baa Black Sheep.

She also starred in films, including Peter Sellers' Being There in 1079 and the Devil and Max Devlin in 1981.

ACTRESS AND PRODUCER

The actress later turned to Producing and worked on a number of low budget films, including Shoot The Hero, Do It Or Die and comedy Grow House, which starred rapper Snoop Dogg.

Her final project was comedy Walk To Vegas, which was screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January, according the Hollywood Reporter.

In the '80s and '90s Denise became an infomercial pioneer, produced "Play the Piano Overnight" and "Play the Guitar Overnight," and was the owner of Malibu Yoga.

She was also president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television organisation.

Denise is survived by her third husband Billy and her four children.


The television and film star was born on an army base in Texas in 1956.

She later moved back to her parents' home of Louisiana, before they moved many more times to Honduas, Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Denise became a fluent Spanish speaker before her family moved throughout California.

They eventually settled in Granada Hills.



 





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