Laurel Goodwin, an actor who made her film debut at age 19 reverse Elvis Presley within the 1962 characteristic Ladies! Ladies! Ladies! and 4 years later performed a workforce member within the unique, failed Superstar Trek pilot starring Jeffery Hunter, died February 25. She used to be 79.
Her dying used to be introduced by means of her sister Maureen Scott. A purpose used to be no longer disclosed.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, and relocating to California along with her circle of relatives all the way through International Conflict II, Goodwin studied drama at San Francisco State College and used to be quickly signed to a freelance with Paramount Footage. She debuted in Ladies! Ladies! Ladies! as one in every of two possible love pursuits for Presley’s persona (the opposite used to be portrayed by means of Stella Stevens).
The next yr, Goodwin performed a daughter of Jackie Gleason’s railroad government within the comedy Papa’s Subtle Situation.
Over the following decade, Goodwin will seem in a lot of TV sequence, together with The Virginian, Get Good, The Beverly Hillbillies, Mannix and The Dain Curse, however it used to be a efficiency in an episode that by no means made it to air for which she earned a long-lasting cult following: She performed Yeoman J.M. Colt in “The Cage,” the unaired 1965 pilot for Superstar Trek that starred Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike. The pilot used to be rejected by means of NBC, despite the fact that some scenes had been recycled for a 1966 two-part episode (“The Menagerie”) after William Shatner had changed Hunter because the Undertaking captain. (“The Cage” used to be due to this fact been launched in more than a few house leisure codecs.)
Goodwin, in conjunction with her husband, manufacturer Walter Wooden, produced the 1983 Burt Reynolds-Loni Anderson NASCAR comedy Stroker Ace. She is survived by means of her sister.