Actress Seen in ‘North by Northwest,’ ‘Ozzie and Harriet’ Dead at 87

Aug 7, 2019  •  Post A Comment

An actress from a notable Hollywood family who had parts in the films “North by Northwest” and “Some Came Running” and the TV series “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lili Rosson died June 27 at a nursing facility in Los Altos, Calif. She was 87.

The report notes that many of Rosson’s roles are not credited on IMDb, which lists her playing a character named Lydia in the low-budget 1959 drama “The Diary of a High School Bride.” But THR spoke with Rosson’s daughter Christa, who filled in details about her work.

“Her daughter said Rosson was on the scene as a bystander when Cary Grant’s Roger Thornhill is ‘shot’ by Eva Marie Saint’s Eve Kendall at the Mount Rushmore visitor center in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘North by Northwest’ (1959),” THR reports. “She also worked alongside Frank Sinatra in Madison, Indiana, on Vincente Minnelli’s ‘Some Came Running’ (1958), appeared in scenes with Ritchie Valens in ‘Go, Johnny, Go!’ (1959) and played one of David Nelson’s girlfriends on episodes of ABC’s ‘The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.'”

THR adds: “Her father-in-law was Harold Rosson, a five-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer known for his work on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939) and ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952), and her husband was Edward Rosson, the cinematographer on ‘White Lightning’ (1973) and ‘Love at First Bite’ (1979).”

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