Actress Dorothy Provine, who had regular roles on two relatively obscure ABC dramas in the late 1950s/early 1960s, passed away on Sunday at the age of 75. According to her entry at the Internet Movie Database, she began her showbiz career in 1957 with a guest role on Man Without a Gun. Over the next two years she made numerous guest appearances on television as well as the occasional film, such as The Bonnie Parker Story in 1958. During the 1959-1960 season she had a regular role on The Alaskans and from 1960 to 1962 she played a nightclub singer by the name of Pinky Pinkham on The Roaring 20’s. Both shows aired on ABC.
In 1963, she played Emeline Marcus-Finch in It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World; her character was the only one not intent on chasing a purported $350,000. Throughout the remainder of the 1960s and into the early 1970s she made the occasional guest role on television shows like Dr. Kildare, The F.B.I., Police Story and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Her last credited was a 1976 episode of Police Woman. Obituaries can be found at The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times.