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‘White Christmas’ Actress Anne Whitfield Dead At 85

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Anne Whitfield, a renowned actress known for her role in the holiday classic “White Christmas,” passed away at the age of 85 on Feb. 15, her family announced.

Whitfield succumbed to injuries from an accident during a neighborhood walk in Yakima, Washington hospital, her family confirmed through B Town Blog. “The life of Anne Langham Whitfield Phillips was a beautiful one, with every second used to uplift the world and those around her,” the family wrote. Whitfield’s television career was extensive, with notable appearances in “Father Knows Best,” “77 Sunset Strip,” “Perry Mason,” “That Girl,” “Ironside” and “Emergency!”

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