Dimitra Arliss, the actress who played a hired killer alongside the likes of Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the comedy The Sting, died in Los Angeles earlier this week at the age of 79.
Jaime Larkin, a spokesperson for the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital, told The Associated Press that Arliss died on Jan. 26 at the Woodland Hills facility of complications from a stroke. Arliss is survived by a sister, according to The AP.
Arliss is a native of Ohio. She began her career as an actress at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. She appeared is known for being a hit lady in the 1973 hit The Sting. Arliss was also seen in Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, and in Clint Eastwood's Firefox.
Her television credits include Dallas, ''Quincy M.E., and Rich Man, Poor Man.