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Subject: Wow, 25 years later! I recall character actress Iris Adrian was one of those critically injured (fatalities) of the quake. ...

It was 8 months later, the 82 year old veteran actress finally died, as a direct result of her injuries.
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Date Posted: Friday, January 18, 10:23:04pm
In reply to: Death toll was 57, more than 8,700 injured 's message, "Archive: The Northridge earthquake, Jan. 17, 1994" on Friday, January 18, 11:26:43am

American stage, film actress and dancer Iris Adrian,
seen here in here in Disney's "The Love Bug" (1968). ...

Iris Adrian
[ Iris Adrian Hostetter ]
(May 29, 1912 September 17, 1994)

Life and career
Iris Adrian Hostetter was an only child, born in Los Angeles, California, to Florence (ne Van Every) and Adrian Earl Hostetter, who wed in 1909 in Los Angeles. Later, she was raised by her single mother after Iris father died in the influenza outbreak of 1918, with the family moving to Southern California. Adrian later graduated from Hollywood High School. Adrian won a beauty pageant and worked with the Ziegfeld Follies before she entered films at the end of the silent era in Chasing Husbands (1928) and appeared as an extra or chorus girl in early sound films like Paramount on Parade (1930).

...During the 1930s she specialised in playing hard-boiled gals, glamorous gold-diggers, and gangsters' "molls". She played supporting roles in numerous features. She played "Gee-Gee Graham" in Lady of Burlesque. In the Jerry Lewis comedy, The Errand Boy, she played a glamorous movie star "Anastasia Anastasia", whose on-set birthday party is wrecked by Lewis's shenanigans. She made voice appearances on several radio programs, including the Abbott and Costello Show.

She acted regularly, albeit without achieving star status, and by the end of the 1960s had appeared in more than one hundred films. In her later years she appeared in several Walt Disney films, including That Darn Cat!, The Love Bug, The Shaggy D.A., Freaky Friday, and No Deposit, No Return. Disney director Robert Stevenson considered Adrian his "good-luck charm". On television, she was a member of the cast of the unsuccessful situation comedy The Ted Knight Show in the spring of 1978. She also played numerous guest roles in television series such as Get Smart, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, The Munsters, The Love Boat, The Lucy Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Jack Benny Show. ...

...Iris Adrian, seen here with Jack Benny, and Frank Fontaine.

Personal life
She was married three times, the first time to Charles Over from 1935 to 1936; the marriage ended in divorce.
Her second marriage, to George Jay, also ended in divorce. Her third and final marriage was to Ray Murphy,
and lasted more than 30 years until his death in 1983. None of the marriages produced children.

Adrian died in Los Angeles, from injuries sustained during the 1994 Northridge earthquake eight months earlier.
Adrian's ashes were later interred at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles,
with her beloved sister Dorothy Ward, in following in 2000.

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Thanks, I remembered that an actress died from her injuries, but couldn't remember who (NT).Saturday, January 19, 12:07:49pm

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