Dimitra Arliss

Dimitra Arliss

American actress Dimitra Arliss has died. She was 79.

The screen star, who appeared alongside Robert Redford and Paul Newman in 1973's The Sting, passed away in Los Angeles last week (26Jan12) following complications from a stroke.

Arliss, who was of Greek descent, was born in Ohio and made a name for herself onstage in Chicago, Illinois and New York, where she appeared opposite John Malkovich in Arms and the Man.

As well as her role in The Sting, Arliss also starred in Xanadu, alongside Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John, and Firefox with Clint Eastwood.

Arliss also appeared in TV shows like Dallas and Rich Man, Poor Man.