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Television, Stage, Movie Star With More Than Six Decade Long Career Dies In Santa Barbara County

Posted on Saturday, May 3, 2014 12:00am


A prolific actor best known for his starring roles in television series “77 Sunset Strip” and “The FBI” has died in Santa Barbara County.

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.’s television, stage, and movie career spanned more than six decades.  In the 1980’s, he appeared as a recurring character in the TV series “Remington Steele” with his daughter, Stephanie. 

In addition to all of his television work, he starred in a number of movies, including “Wait Until Dark” and “Airport 1975.”

Zimbalist died on Friday at his Solvang home, from natural causes.  He was 95 years old.


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