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

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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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