Carol Lynley, a tyke model who went on to a serious film acting vocation reflecting the nation’s change from the unassuming Eisenhower time into the explicitly straight to the point 1960s, expired on Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 77.
The reason was a heart assault, as per Trent Dolan, a companion.
Ms. Lynley might be best recognized as the credulous, mild-mannered immature who winds up pregnant by her similarly wide-peered toward sweetheart, played by Brandon De Wilde, in the 1959 film “Blue Denim.” It was a job she had begun on Broadway the prior year when she was 16.
Ms. Lynley made at any rate about six prominent Hollywood films throughout the following eight years; however, when she was in her mid-20s her star had blurred, and she was never emphatically in the open eye again.
All things considered, she made a striking in the brief rebound in 1972, when she turned up wearing hot jeans and go-go boots in the fiasco film “The Poseidon Adventure,” singing (or if nothing else lip-synchronizing) the Oscar-winning melody “The Morning After.”
Her vocation may have been, at any rate mostly, a casualty of shocking promoting. In the late 1950s and mid-’60s, Hollywood’s attention machine had three fair, high school on-screen characters to advance. For a situation of extraordinary picture division, Sandra Dee was advanced as the spoiled rich young lady, Tuesday Weld as the trouble maker and Ms. Lynley as the great young lady — studious, touchy, healthy and slightly demure.
This functioned admirably enough with the characters she played in her introduction film, the Disney dramatization “The Light in the Forest” (1958), set in pre-Revolutionary America; in “Blue Denim”; and in “Dog Man” (1959), in which she featured inverse the high school symbol, Fabian. In any case, starting when she was 19, Ms. Lynley went to depictions of all the more knowing characters, similar to the community creator Allison MacKenzie, who has an unsanctioned romance with her distributor, “Return to Peyton Place” (1961), a baffling continuation. That film was trailed by a sex parody, “Under the Yum Tree” (1963), with Jack Lemmon and Dean Jones, and by the show “The Cardinal” (1963), in which she played both Tom Tryon’s wayward sister and her character’s girl.