03/10/1998 at 12:00 AM EST

Actress Betty Lou Gerson, 84, the voice of Cruella De Vil in Walt Disney's 1961 "101 Dalmatians," Tuesday, in Southern California, after suffering a massive stroke. Her TV credits included "The Twilight Zone," "The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Perry Mason," "The Untouchables" and "77 Sunset Strip." In addition to playing Cruella, she narrated Disney's 1950 classic "Cinderella."

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