Sara Lane demise: ‘Virginian’ actor battled breast most cancers

Sarah Lane, the previous actor finest identified for enjoying horse-loving teenager Elizabeth Grainger on the long-running western collection “The Virginian,” has died after a six-year battle with breast most cancers. She was 73.

Lane died Friday at her house in Napa, Calif., her husband of 43 years, Jon Scott, confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter. She made her “Virginian” debut because the granddaughter of Charles Bickford’s John Grainger within the present’s fifth season and appeared in additional than 100 episodes of the interval drama.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lane — daughter of actors Rusty Lane and Sara Anderson — landed her position on “The Virginian” partially as a result of she was already expert at using horses.

Before becoming a member of the forged of “The Virginian,” Lane starred reverse the legendary Joan Crawford within the 1965 thriller “I Saw What You Did.” Lane and Crawford later reunited for a 1970 episode of “The Virginian.”

After exiting “The Virginian,” Lane additionally appeared in handful of movies underneath the stage title Russell Lane. Rounding out her big-screen credit are 1973’s “Schoolgirls in Chains,” 1974’s “The Trial of Billy Jack” and 1977’s “Billy Jack Goes to Washington.” In the late Seventies, she retired from performing, in accordance with the Hollywood reporter.

She is survived by her husband, in addition to their kids, Sara and James; their granddaughter, Olivia; and her sister, Margretha.

Times information researcher Jennifer Arcand contributed to this report.

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