|Above, June Fairchild during her days as a Gazzarri dancer.|
The Los Angeles Times reported, sadly, that actress June Fairchild has passed away.
June Fairchild was a Manhattan Beach prom queen, a go-go dancer, an actress who appeared in more than a dozen films and, for a time, an addict and alcoholic who slept in a cardboard box on skid row in Los Angeles.
Fairchild, 68, died Tuesday at a Los Angeles convalescent home. The cause was liver cancer, her friend Dawna Sodders said.Four years ago, I wrote a blog about June Fairchild that had attracted the attention of nearly 4,000 readers. Several fans posted comments to that blog post, including one from her niece. It was pleasing to hear that her life was taking a turn for the better at the time.
Fairchild first came to my attention in the 1971 movie, Pretty Maids All In A Row. She later appeared in the Clint Eastwood movie, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot and Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke.
Although her movie career was limited, she did garner a fan following, including me.
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