Actress/singer Mae Mercer has died after a year-long battle with poor health. She was 76.
The Dirty Harry actress, who first made her mark singing the blues in Paris, France, before returning to America to seek fame and fortune, suffered two strokes in 2007.
She was found dead at her home in Northridge, California on 29 October (08).
As well as an appearance in Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, Mercer also featured in the movie star's The Beguiled and TV shows like, Kung Fu and Mannix.
In recent years, she appeared in dramas The Shield and E.R.