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Laurel Goodwin’s Death: Star Trek and Girls! Girl! Girl! Actor dies at the age of 79

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star trek Actor Laurel Goodwin has died aged 79.

Goodwin died on February 25 in Cathedral City, California, according to her sister Maureen Scott.

A cause of death was not announced.

The Kansas-born actress made her film debut opposite Elvis Presley in the 1962 musical comedy Girl! girl girl!.

She also starred as the older daughter of Jackie Gleason and Glynis Johns’ characters in the 1963 film Dad’s tender stateas well as appeared in the 1965s The Glory Guys.

Goodwin was cast as Yeoman JM Colt alongside Jeffrey Hunter’s Captain Christopher Pike in the rejected first pilot episode Star Trek: The Original Seriesentitled “The Cage”.

The pilot finished filming in early 1965 but did not sell. As noted by The Hollywood ReporterThe show’s producers wanted to keep Goodwin, Hunter, and Leonard Nimoy (who played Spock) on board and try again.

However, when negotiations with Hunter stalled, it was decided to let Goodwin go as well.

Footage from “The Cage” was later used in the 1966 two-part episode entitled “The Menagerie” before the entire episode was released on VHS in 1986.

The actor went on to appear in episodes of get smart, manixand The Beverly Hillbillies.

in the Girl! Girl! Girl!She starred as rich girl Laurel Dodge alongside Elvis’ tuna fisherman.

Goodwin and the King of Rock and Roll memorably shared a dance number to “The Wall Have Ears.”

She retired from acting in 1971 and went into nursing.

Goodwin co-produced the 1983 film stroker ace alongside her husband Walter Wood, who died in 2010. The film starred Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson.

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