An actress best remembered for her appearances on TV shows including “Black Sheep Squadron,” where she played nurse Samantha Greene in the late 1970s, has died. Denise DuBarry died Saturday at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to media reports. She was 63.
DuBarry, who also went by Denise DuBarry Hay, reportedly died after a battle with a rare deadly fungus.
Her acting roles included the TV series “CHiPs” and the feature film “Being There,” along with a run as Twyla on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” in the early 1990s.
Describing her as “a renaissance woman who worked to build a film industry in the Coachella Valley,” USA Today notes that despite her acting credentials, DuBarry “made a greater mark in business, co-founding one of the leading global direct response companies, Thane International, with her third husband, Bill Hay, in their adopted hometown of La Quinta.”
USA Today adds: “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.'”
Here’s a featurette about DuBarry Hay, posted in 2010 …