DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Kim Hunter (aged 79)
American actress (Planet of the Apes)
Kim Hunter (born Janet Cole, November 12, 1922 – September 11, 2002) was an American film, theatre, and television actress. She won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, each as Best Supporting Actress, for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire. Decades later, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on the long-running soap opera The Edge of Night. She also portrayed the character of chimpanzee Zira in the first three installments of the original film adaptation Planet of the Apes.
DEATH: Hunter died in New York City on September 11, 2002, of a heart attack at the age of 79. She was survived by both her daughter and her son. She was cremated and her ashes given to her daughter.