Horror film actress, producer and agency founder had complications with COVID-19, was 74 years old

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Hilary Heath, the star opposite Vincent Price in an American International Pictures horror film series, died last week from complications from COVID-19. She was 74 years old and her death was confirmed by a message from her godson, Alex Williams, on Facebook.


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Heath, a British actress, appeared in the movies General Sorcerer, The Oblong Box and Banshee’s Cry like a mistress, a daughter and a wife foiling Price.

His curriculum vitae includes Ted Kotcheff Two gentlemen share (1969), and in a 1970 adaptation of Wuthering Heights starring Timothy Dalton, in which she depicts Isabella.

Heath became a producer after retiring from the stage, producing the Mike Newell film A terribly big adventure (1995), with Hugh Grant and Alan Rickman, and Nile by Mouth (1997) with Gary Oldman.

With her then husband, talent agent Duncan Heath, she launched the Duncan Heath Associates agency, which was sold to ICM in 1984. He is now co-chair of the Independent Talent Group and the couple have divorced.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Heath, a film composer (Big eyes) and his daughter, Laura.

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