Dimitra Aliss, actress in “The Sting,” dead at 79

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Dimitra Arliss

Dimitra Arliss

Dimitra Arliss, who portrayed hired hit lady Loretta Lalino in the hit 1973 comedy The Sting, died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 79.

She died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital, of complications from a stroke, said Jaime Larkin, a spokesperson for Woodland Hills, California facility.

Aliss voiced Anastasia Hardy in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series episodes The Sins Of The Fathers, Chapter II: Make A Wish (1995) and The Sins Of The Fathers, Chapter IV: Enter The Green Goblin(1996).

Sometimes credited as Dimitra Arlys, she provided the Armor Computer voice in the two-part 1994 Iron Man episode The Origin Of Iron Man. In addition, she guested as Maria Stark in The Origin Of Iron Man, Part 1.

Of Greek background, she was born in Lorain, Ohio on October 23, 1932. Her acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.

Arliss starred on Broadway opposite Stacy Keach in Indians, and with Kevin Kline and John Malkovich in Arms and the Man.

She appeared in 1980’s Xanadu, and in Clint Eastwood’s Firefox.

Guesting many times on TV, she was seen in Dallas, Quincy M.E. and Rich Man, Poor Man.

Dimitra Arliss is survived by a sister.

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