Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Legend Passes: Haila Stoddard Dead at 97

Haila Stoddard, a star on New York stages for three decades and who first produced works by James Thurber and Harold Pinter on Broadway, died Feb. 21 in Weston, Conn., of cardiopulmonary arrest. She was 97.

On TV Stoddard appeared as the wicked Aunt Pauline on CBS' THE SECRET STORM from 1953-71. In the early days of live TV drams during the 1950s, Stoddard appeared in principal roles in more than 100 teleplays on CBS and NBC.

Click here to read the December 26, 1964 TV Guide article that accompanies the image above.

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