October 23, 1932|
Lorain, Ohio, U.S.
January 26, 2012 (aged 79)|
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
|Other names||Dimitra Arlys|
Dimitra Arliss (October 23, 1932 – January 26, 2012), sometimes credited as Dimitra Arlys, was an American actress.
Of Greek descent, she was born in Lorain, Ohio, on October 23, 1932. Her acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. She first gained attention after appearing in Arthur L. Kopit's Broadway play Indians in the 1960s in which she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. She went on to appear in multiple stage, television and film productions, including the 1973 classic The Sting.
She voiced Anastasia Hardy in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series episodes "The Sins Of The Fathers, Chapter II: Make A Wish" (1995) and "The Sins Of The Fathers, Chapter IV: Enter The Green Goblin" (1996).
Arliss died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, at age 79, from complications of a stroke, and was buried at the Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. She is survived by a sister.
- The Ski Bum (1971) – Liz Stone
- The Sting (1973) – Loretta Salino
- Death Scream (1975) – Mrs. Kosinsky
- Rich Man, Poor Man Book II (1976) – Maria Falconetti
- The Other Side of Midnight (1977) – Sister Theresa
- The Pirate (1978, TV Movie) – Nabilia
- A Perfect Couple (1979) – Athena
- The Fall of the House of Usher (1979 TV movie) – Madeline Usher
- Xanadu (1980) – Helen
- Firefox (1982) – Natalia
- Eleni (1985) – Ana (Czechoslovakia)
- It's My Party (1996) – Fanny Kondos
- Bless the Child (2000) – Dahnya (final film role)
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