Actress Laraine Day Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress Laraine Day has died.

She was 87 and died at her daughter's home in Utah over the weekend of old age. Day had moved there after her husband died earlier this year.

Day appeared in such film classics as Alfred Hitchcock's "Foreign Correspondent" with Joel McRea and "The High and the Mighty" with John Wayne. Her final film was "The Third Voice" in 1960.

Day was also a broadcast pioneer. In 1951 she became one of the first women to host a television program, "The Laraine Day Show." And she also wrote a memoir that year called "Day With Giants," about her marriage to baseball manager Leo Durocher. They divorced in 1960, but she was present in 1994 when he was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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