Actress Eugenia Paul dies

Appeared in 'The Lone Ranger,' 'Death Valley Days'

Eugenia Paul, a dancer turned actress who appeared on "Zorro" and many other TV shows of the 1950s, died May 24 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. She was 75.

Paul also appeared in such TV westerns as "The Adventures of Jim Bowie," "The Lone Ranger" and "Death Valley Days" and had small roles in such films as "The Ten Commandments" (1956), "The Disembodied" (1957) and "Gunfighters of Abilene" (1960), her last credited appearance.

A native of Dearborn, Mich., Paul moved to Los Angeles at age 16 while on tour with the predecessor of the American Ballet Theatre. She was discovered by Warner Bros. and signed as a dancer. Later, Paul signed with Fox.

At a party at the Hollywood Bowl in the mid-'50s, Paul met Robert Strauss, heir to the Pep Boys auto stores chain. She married him, moved to Florida and became an active philanthropist and ardent supporter of the arts and animal welfare.

In addition to Robert, her husband of 52 years, survivors include children Kimberly, Wendy and Baron and grandchildren George, Ryan and Brody.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Miami City Ballet.
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