Famed Actress and Model Dies

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Famed actress and model Dorothy Tristan reportedly died on January 7th, according to a statement from her husband.

According to her husband, director John D. Hancock, Tristan died at their home following a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Her death was confirmed by her representative, according to Variety.

Tristan began her career as a model after moving to Europe, appearing on the covers of Life magazine and Vogue. She then moved into film, appearing in the cult classic "End of the Road," in 1970, moving on to play opposite of iconic actress Jane Fonda in "Klute," and also appearing in "Scarecrow," starring Al Pacino and Gene Hackman.

Tristan continued her career in film, going on to appear in Frank Perry’s "Man on a Swing," "A Place Without Parents," "Swashbuckler," "Rollercoaster," and Paul Mazursky‘s "Down and Out in Beverly Hills." She then took a prolonged hiatus from the big screen, before making her return in 2015, starring in the independent film, "The Looking Glass," where she played the role of a mother caring for her 13-year-old daughter while beginning to show symptoms of dementia, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

She also worked behind the scenes, working alongside her husband in directing the films “Prancer,” “A Piece of Eden,” “Suspended Animation,” and “Girls of Summer.”

Dorothy Tristan was 88 years old.

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