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June Fairchild, actress in Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke, dies at 68

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Actress June Fairchild, who appeared in Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke and Clint Eastwood’s Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, died on Tuesday at a convalescent home. She was 68.

The cause of death was liver cancer, her friend Dawna Sodders told The Los Angeles Times.

She starred in over a dozen films, famous for her role as the “Ajax Lady” in Up in Smoke, before drug and alcohol addictions derailed her career in the ’70s. According to The Times, Fairchild was homeless for a period of time and later lived on disability.

Fairchild once dated Three Dog Nights Danny Hutton and is credited with suggesting the name for the band, The Associated Press reported.