Denise DuBarry who appeared on the TV shows Charlie’s Angels, Love Boat and CHiPs dies at age 63 after fighting an infection from a rare fungus
Denise DuBarry has died at the age of 63 after fighting an infection stemming from a rare fungus.
The blonde beauty passed away at the UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, her husband Billy Hay shared with the Palm Springs Desert Sun.
The star, who lived in the small California town La Quinta, appeared in several hit TV shows such as Charlie’s Angels, CHiPs, Days Of Our Lives and The Love Boat.
Gone much too soon: Denise DuBarry has died at the age of 63 after fighting an infection stemming from a rare fungus. Seen in 1979 in Beverly Hills
She still look amazing: Here the star is seen at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Awards Gala in 2017
The pinup had a recurring role as nurse Samantha Greene Moore on Robert Conrad’s Black Sheep Squadron.
DuBarry was also in the 1979 Oscar-winning film Being There and she appeared in the 1981 film Devil And Max Devlin as well as the 1986 movie Monster In The Closet.
In more recent years she had turned to producing films – the 2017 movie Do It Or Die and this year’s feature Walk To Vegas.
Another big show: The looker was a regular on Baa Baa Black Sheep, playing Nurse Samantha Green. Seen here with Nancy Conrad as Nurse Nancy Gilmore, Brianne Leary as Nurse Susan Webster and Kathy McCullen as Nurse Ellie
Big in films too: The actress starred in KGB: The Secret War with Michael Billington
DuBarry was also a founder and president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television.
And she worked hard to create the Coachella Valley as a film market for location talent scouts and producers shooting movies, the Sun added.
The star also had a business side: she became a co-founder of global direct response company Thane International.
Busy lady: DuBarry Hay was also a founder and president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television. She helped to distinguish the Coachella Valley as a separate film market from the Inland Empire for location talent scouts and producers shooting movies, the Sun added
In 1998, she was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2000 Response Magazine included her in its list of the ’21 People Leading Us Into the 21st Century,’ according to the Sun.
Hay was her second husband. She was married to actor Gary Lockwood of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame from 1982 until their 1988 divorce. Gary was earlier wed to Hart To Hart’s Stefanie Powers from 1966 until 1972.
Together Denise and Gary had daughter Samantha Lockwood, now 36.
A big part of the community: With Whitney Hay at a screening of Walk To Vegas at the 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 11
‘I remember her for her unbridled enthusiasm about getting a local creative project out there regardless of who was involved in making it,’ marketing executive Harold Matzner told the Sun.
‘When I talked to her originally she was concerned that Women in Film was thought of as just a Los Angeles women’s organization and she worked it hard to differentiate Palm Springs in a really different way. She made a huge difference. She made a huge difference in everything she touched.
‘She did a terrific job with that direct marketing business. I was just discussing her going onto the film (festival) board. We never got together because she got sick.’
Such a loss: She is survived by her children Adam, Kyle, Whitney and Samantha, an actress; her parents, Pete and Betty; her sisters, Audrey, Diana and Suzanne; and two grandchildren. Bill Hay said a private celebration of life will be held in April
Mary Bono added, ‘She always had just a huge heart and soul, but she also had a really keen business sense.
‘She was just brilliant and she could see future business ideas long before anybody else could. She just had the ability to create things. She’s one of the kindest people at all times — under duress — and always had a positive and encouraging word for everybody at any time.’
She is survived by her children Adam, Kyle, Whitney and Samantha, an actress; her parents, Pete and Betty; her sisters, Audrey, Diana and Suzanne; and two grandchildren.
Bill Hay said a private celebration of life will be held in April.