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Lizabeth Scott, femme fatale of film noir, dies at 92

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Actress Lizabeth Scott, known for her femme fatale roles in noir films, died on Jan. 31 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the age of 92.

Scott died of congestive heart failure, according to friend Mary Goodstein.

The actress often played the bad girl in the type of hard-boiled films popular in the 1940s and ’50s, starring alongside Humphrey Bogart, Burt Lancaster, Barbara Stanwyck, and Van Heflin.

She had large roles in the films The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Dead Reckoning, and Too Late for Tears.

Though her smoky looks and deep voice made her popular in film noir, she also had roles in the Elvis Presley film, Loving You, as well as the Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis Comedy, Scared Stiff.

Later in her career she also made several television appearances.

Her last role was as Betty Cippola in 1972’s Pulp, an imitation of the noir genre.

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