Venita Wolf

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Venita Wolf (September 1, 1945 - November 22, 2014) was an American actress who appeared in the Star Trek episode "The Squire of Gothos" (1967) as Yeoman Teresa Ross. Other than that, she had only a short stint on popular television from 1966 to 1969, including guest roles in The Flying Nun, The Monkees, Gunsmoke and The Beverly Hillbillies, among others. She appeared unbilled in The Oscar (1966) but her only feature film credit was a supporting role in the beach movie Catalina Caper (1967), which also featured Peter Duryea.

A model and winner of numerous beauty contests, Wolf was queen of the 1962 May Festival in Orange, California. Later that year, she was named Miss Orange County Press Club. In 1967, she appeared on the cover of the July issue of Playboy.

Wolf abandoned her acting career after her marriage in 1968 to Lawrence Taylor Tatman III, also known as Skip Taylor. Taylor was co-manager of The Kaleidoscope, a short-lived Los Angeles psychedelic nightclub. Taylor was also the manager of the 1960s blues-rock band Canned Heat.

She has a daughter, Amy Taylor, and a son. At some point, Wolf and Lawrence Taylor Tatman III divorced.

Wolf died on November 22, 2014 at the age of 69. She died peacefully at her home in Hollywood Hills after a valiant battle with multiple myeloma and dialysis for 13 years.

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