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Dana Wynter Dana Wynter died Thursday, May 5, of congestive heart failure at Ojai Valley Community Hospital's Continuing Care Center, located in the small hilly community about 60 miles north of Los Angeles. She would have turned 80 on June 8. Though never a top film star, Dana Wynter holds a place of honor in film history: she is the heroine who falls asleep in the wrong place, at the wrong time, near the wrong pods in Don Siegel's 1956 sci-fi-horror classic Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Other notable films include Henry Koster's D-Day the Sixth of June, with Robert Taylor and Richard Todd; John Huston's The List of Adrian Messenger, with George C. Scott; and Arthur Hiller's all-star blockbuster Airport (1970). The daughter of a surgeon, Wynter (born Dagmar Winter, in Berlin) grew up in England and later Rhodesia (today's Zimbabwe) and South Africa. After abandoning pre-med studies, Wynter began her »

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