03:16 PM EDT 12/17/2014
Originally posted 11/26/2012 03:05PM
Deborah Raffin, who had brief but successful careers both as an actress – 7th Heaven, among other shows – and a book publisher, died of leukemia last Wednesday, a family member told the Los Angeles Times.
Raffin was 59 and reportedly had battled the disease for about a year.
Starting out, the blonde Californian was often compared to the young Grace Kelly, PEOPLE noted in a 1979 profile. Her mother, Trudy Marshall, had been a bit player for 20th Century Fox in the '40s, and her father was a wealthy meat broker.
Originally posted 01/20/2012 12:30PM
Don't mess with Gina!
That's the lesson Gina Carano's costars learned while they were filming Steven Soderbergh's Haywire. After all, Carano isn't just another new face in a Hollywood action thriller. She's a former mixed martial arts star, who is making her movie debut in Soderbergh's latest flick, which opens Friday.
"I got to be physical with some of the hottest guys in Hollywood," Carano, who tussles with Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender in the film, told PEOPLE at the BlackBerry-sponsored Cinema Society screening this week.
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