Actress Carol Lynley, best-known for her role in the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure, passed away on September 3, 2019 after suffering a heart attack. She was 77 years old.
Lynley was born Carol Ann Jones on February 13, 1942 in Manhattan. She began her career in entertainment as a child model, and, after appearing on the cover of Time in 1957, began an acting career. Her time spent as a model was under the name “Carolyn Lee,” which was changed to “Carol Lynley” after she learned that another child actress was already using Carolyn Lee as a stage name.
She made a name for herself early in her career, appearing in both the Broadway and Hollywood film version of the drama Blue Denim (1959), in which Lynley portrayed a teenager having to deal with an unwanted pregnancy and abortion. That year, she was nominated for the Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.
She later appeared in films such as Return to Peyton Place, The Pleasure Seekers, Bunny Lake is Missing, and The Cardinal. In The Poseidon Adventure, she performed the song “The Morning After,” which would go on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1973 (though Lynley’s voice was dubbed by Renee Armand).
On TV, Lynley appeared in numerous popular shows, such as Night Gallery, Hawaii Five-O, Charlie’s Angels and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Her last film appearance was in 2006’s Vic, a short film.