Rita Gam, the actress who starred in 1950s films like Saadia (1953) and Sign of the Pagan (1954), died on Tuesday at 88.
Gam was the first wife of Sidney Lumet, the director who went on to make such classics as 12 Angry Men (1957) and Network (1976), and was a bridesmaid in fellow movie star Grace Kelly’s wedding to Prince Rainier III, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She appeared opposite such film greats as Gregory Peck in Night People (1954) and Victor Mature in Hannibal (1959), and was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in The Thief (1952).
In later years, Gam performed alongside Jane Fonda in Klute (1971) and Peck, again, in Shoot Out (1971).
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