Christine White (actress)

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Christine White
Christine White Jenny Maxwell Ichabod and Me.JPG
White (left) with Jenny Maxwell in Ichabod and Me, 1962.
Born(1926-05-04)May 4, 1926
Washington, D.C., USA
DiedApril 14, 2013(2013-04-14) (aged 86)
Washington, D.C., USA
OccupationActress
Years active1952–1976
 
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Christine White
Christine White Jenny Maxwell Ichabod and Me.JPG
White (left) with Jenny Maxwell in Ichabod and Me, 1962.
Born(1926-05-04)May 4, 1926
Washington, D.C., USA
DiedApril 14, 2013(2013-04-14) (aged 86)
Washington, D.C., USA
OccupationActress
Years active1952–1976

Christine Lamson White (May 4, 1926 - April 14, 2013)[1] was an American actress, most noted for her role in the television show Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet".[2]

Early life[edit]

White was born in Washington, D.C. to parents Lucia W. and James Andrew White.[1] While studying English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she began acting in plays. She earned a Masters degree in speech and drama from Catholic University.[2]

Career[edit]

By the 1950s she had left her home in New York City and relocated to Los Angeles[1] where she began to appear in television shows. Her first role was in 1952 in the series The Web.[3]

Over the course of her 20-year career[2] she played in over 50 roles including, Bonanza, "Have Gun Will Travel"Perry Mason, The Rifleman, The Untouchables and Father Knows Best.[3] Her final role was in the 1976 TV movie "James Dean".[3]

Her most popular role was alongside William Shatner in the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet", where she portrays the wife of "Bob Wilson" (Shatner), "Julia Wilson". Show host Rod Serling told viewers early in the episode that Bob's destination on the flight was the 'darkest corner of the Twilight Zone.' [4]

Death[edit]

White died on April 14, 2013, at a nursing home in Washington D.C.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Christine L. White". Carroll County Times. May 11, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Randee Dawn (May 19, 2013). "Christine White, seatmate to William Shatner in iconic 'Twilight Zone' dies at 86". Today.com. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Christine White". IMDB. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Staff (May 20, 2013). "Twilight Zone actress Christine White dies at 86". The Daily Mail. Retrieved June 20, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Christine White at the Internet Movie Database