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Walt Missingham has advised of the sad news of the death of actress Ahna Capri, co star of the Bruce Lee epic ‘Enter the Dragon’.
Ahna was killed in a car accident on the 19th of August in Los Angeles.
Walt commented: “I have known Ahna for almost twenty years and we become quite good friends, I am saddened by her passing she was a wonderful person with a successful and long career …I will miss her.”
Capri was born Anna Marie Nanasi in Budapest, Hungary, but moved to the United States at a young age. By age 11, she was scoring roles on hit TV programs like ‘The Danny Thomas Show’ and ‘Father Knows Best.’
The buxom actress continued to work steadily in TV and film throughout the 1960s on shows such as ‘The Mod Squad,’ ‘I Spy, ‘Ironside’ and, later, ‘Kojak.’
By the 1970s, she had changed her name to Ahna and starred as a wildlife photographer in ‘Piranha’ and a country singer in ‘Payday.’ In 1972, she landed the role of Tania, the secretary of Han, in Bruce Lee’s smash hit ‘Enter the Dragon.’
She last worked in Hollywood in 1979 on an episode of ‘Mrs. Columbo.’