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Lynne Marta, 'Joe Kidd' actor dies at 78 after battling cancer

Updated on: 18 January,2024 06:31 AM IST  |  Los Angeles

At the age of 78, American actor Lynne Marta, who starred in movies such as 'Joe Kidd' and 'Footloose,' departed from this life. She has been fighting cancer for a while

Lynne Marta, 'Joe Kidd' actor dies at 78 after battling cancer

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American actor Lynne Marta, who acted in films such as 'Joe Kidd' and 'Footloose,' has died, Hollywood Reporter reported. She was 78. Marta died on January 11 at her Los Angeles home following a battle with cancer, according to her friend Chris Saint-Hilaire.

She also appeared in episodes of Aaron Spelling's 'The Mod Squad,' 'The Rookies,' 'Starsky & Hutch,' 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Vega$,' and 'Matt Houston,' as well as Quinn Martin's 'The F.B.I.,' 'Dan August,' 'Cannon,' 'The Streets of San Francisco,' 'Barnaby Jones,' 'The Manhunter,' and 'Caribe.'

Marta, the younger of two daughters, was born October 30, 1945, in Somerville, New Jersey. Her father, George, served as New Jersey's commissioner of air and water pollution. She began her career on the syndicated adolescent dance show 'The Lloyd Thaxton Show.' Her television credits include 'Then Came Bronson,' 'Gunsmoke,' 'Kojak,' 'Medical Centre,' 'Marcus Welby,' 'M.D.,' 'The Rockford Files,' 'Knight Rider,' 'Designing Women,' and 'Law & Order.'

She appeared in several films, including 'Red Sky at Morning,' 'Help Me, I'm Possessed,' and 'Blood Beach.' Marta had an open relationship with David Soul, a Starsky & Hutch star who was married to actress Karen Carlson, according to People in 1983.

"All through the Starsky & Hutch years, David and Lynne lived together but spent time with other people," according to the publication. In 1977, she starred alongside him on his 'David Soul and Friends' TV special, as per the Hollywood Reporter.

Her survivors include her sister, MJ, and her cat, Mr. Peaches. 

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