Jill Banner (1946-1982)

Pretty Jill Banner made her big-screen debut in Jack Hill's horror film Spider Baby (1964), in which she starred with Lon Chaney, Jr., and Carol Ohmart. She also appeared in the 1967 films C'mon, Let's Live a Little with Bobby Vee and Jackie DeShannon; and in The President's Analyst. Banner acted in a few other films and was in numerous episodes of Dragnet and Adam 12 before she quit acting in the 1970's. She also made a 1972 appearance in a two-part episode of Cade's County, and she had a role on The Bold Ones as well. By the mid 1970's, Banner had made her way to New Mexico, where she sold real estate for several years, until her return to California around 1980. She was working on scripts for Marlon Brando when she was killed in a car accident in Malibu on August 7, 1982, at the age of 35. Thanks to Clyde Parker Jr. for the above photo of Jill Banner taken from The President's Analyst.

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