Hollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the ’40s and ’50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir “While the City Sleeps,” died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.

Her publicist, Judith Goffin, announced the news Thursday.

A San Diego native, Forrest became a protege of Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino, who cast her in starring roles in films including the critical and commercial success “Not Wanted,” ”Never Fear” and “Hard, Fast and Beautiful.”

She also starred in a Broadway production of “The Seven Year Itch.”

Forrest married writer-producer Milo Frank in 1951. He died in 2004.

She is survived by her niece, Sharon Durham, and nephews, Michael and Mark Feeney.