Melanie Griffith's Dad Dies

08/22/1997 at 12:00 AM EDT

New Mexico businessman Peter Griffith, 67, father of actress Melanie Griffith and ex-husband of actress Tippi Hedren ("The Birds"), died Monday of complications from emphysema. According to the family, Griffith had been in advertising and real estate development and was an actor as a child. He was married to Hedren from 1952-61. Daughter Melanie was born in 1957.

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