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Broadway star Sarah Marshall dies at 80

Tony-nominated British actress Sarah Marshall has died at the age of 80.

Best known for her stage work, Marshall received a Tony award nomination for her role as Rusty in the 1959 Broadway production of Goodbye, Charlie.

She also appeared on TV show Star Trek, playing Dr Janet Wallace, a former love interest of Captain Kirk.

She died on Saturday in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, her daughter-in-law, Trixie Flynn, confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter.

Ponder Heart

Born in London in 1933, Marshall was the daughter of actors Herbert Marshall and Edna Best - and starred opposite her mother in Cyril Ritchard's production of Jane in 1952.

She made her feature film debut opposite Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in an adaptation of William Faulkner's The Long, Hot Summer in 1958.

The following year, Marshall won a New York Drama Critics Award for her role as Bonnie Dee Ponder in The Ponder Heart, also on Broadway.

Her other Broadway appearances included Dream Girl (1951), Idiot's Delight (1951), Charley's Aunt (1953) and The World of Suzie Wong (1958).

Marshall also achieved recognition via the 1962 Twilight Zone episode, Little Girl Lost, in which she played the mother of an unseen girl who disappears behind her bedroom wall into a fourth dimension.

From 1952 until 1957, Marshall was married to set designer Mel Bourne, who worked with Woody Allen.

She met her second husband, actor Karl Held, while filming 1961's Come Blow Your Horn.

The couple moved to London in 1972, with Marshall appearing in TV movie Applause with Lauren McCall and The Bunker with Anthony Hopkins.

Her other TV credits include Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 77 Sunset Strip, The Fugitive and Ironside.

She is survived by Held, Flynn, her son Timothy, four grandchildren and half-sister Ann.

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