Actress in Classic ‘Twilight Zone’ Episode Dies

Christine White was the woman next to William Shatner in "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Christine Lamson White's Hollywood career lasted more than two decades, but she'll be remembered most for her role in a classic episode of the TV series "Twilight Zone."

White died on April 14 at Brinton Woods Nursing Home in Washington, D.C., as her death notice in the Carroll County Times reports. She was 86

The actress starred alongside William Shatner in the iconic "Twilight Zone" episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet," in which he believes he sees a gremlin tearing up the wing of the plane.

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A Washington, D.C. native, White was born in 1926 and acted in plays while studying English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Masters degree in speech and drama from Catholic University.

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By the 1950s she had relocated to Hollywood and appeared in series including "Perry Mason," "The Loretta Young Show" and "Bonanza." According to the New York Times, she appeared in more than 50 television shows and movies during her acting career.


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