Actress Leigh Hamilton Dies at 62


Actress Leigh Hamilton, who appeared in such films as A Man, a Woman and a Bank and Gas, Food Lodging, died Sept. 8 at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 62.

Hamilton left acting to open Hamilton Galleries in the Pacific Palisades in 1994. The art gallery, now located on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica, represents such California artists as actress Brooke Adams, who also starred in A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979) and Gas, Food Lodging (1992).

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Hamilton also had small roles in the films Forced Vengeance (1982) with Chuck Norris, P.K. and the Kid (1987) with Molly Ringwald and Hocus Pocus (1993) with Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker.

She started out on television in 1972 in such series as Banyon, Mod Squad, McMillan & Wife, Kojak and Baretta.

Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Warren Long, daughter Tallulah and her four brothers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Fund of Tallulah Long c/o Warren Long, 1431 Ocean Ave., Suite 1800, Santa Monica, CA, 90401.

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