Diane McBain’s death: 60s actress who starred with Elvis dies at 81

Diane McBain, an aging Hollywood actress who starred with Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 81.

McBain is presumed to have died of liver cancer at the National Film & Television Hospital and Home in Woodland Hills, California.

American actress best known as a Warner Bros movie star in the 60s, receiving her breakthrough film role in 1966 with the hit film Presley. Turns out.

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American actress Diane McBain, circa 1962.
Diane McBain died of liver cancer. (Getty)

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In the film, McBain plays the effective Diana St Clair, an author who has proved tireless in his efforts to portray the profile of famed singer and race car driver Mike McCoy, played by Presley.

In an interview last year with Boomer magazineMcBain recalls what it was like to kiss the King of Rock and Roll.

“Women have repeatedly asked me what it’s like to kiss Elvis, and I tell them it’s as amazing as you can imagine!” she speaks.

“He’s very charming and a lovely person to work with. He didn’t come to me, which I appreciate because so many people have done so throughout my career.”

Diane McBain and Elvis Presley in Spinout (1966)
McBain and Presley starred together in the 1966 film Spinout. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

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Before Turns outMcBain stars in two-season crime series Surfing 6alongside veteran TV stars Troy Donahue, Van Williams and Lee Patterson.

A year later, McBain appeared in the 60s TV series Batman as the character Pinky Pinkston.

McBain made a number of appearances in other ’60s TV series, including The Eye of Hawaii, 77 Sunset Strips, Burke’s Law, Wild Wild West and Man from UNCLE

In the 70s, she appeared in shows like Hawaii Five-O, Charlie’s Angels, Eight Is Enough, Matt Houston and Da Lat.

McBain retired from acting in 2001, shortly after her final credits in a 2001 television episode. Strong Drugs.

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In the late ’80s, McBain turned her focus to advocacy, after a traumatic experience when she was beaten and raped by two men in West Hollywood on Christmas Day 1982.

She has become an ardent advocate for rape victims and survivors and speaks frequently in interviews about the long-term impact of the violent assault on her.

In her 2014 memoir, Famous Enough, McBain recounts her tumultuous Hollywood experience and career. She has also written two novels in her lifetime, the first of which is titled Laughing bear (2020) and a second part titled Color of hope (2021).

McBain’s death was announced by her friend Michael Gregg Michaud, who co-authored her 2014 memoir.

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