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Deborah Raffin, an actress and entrepreneur who launched audiobook powerhouse Dove Books-on-Tape with her husband, music producer Michael Viner, has died. She was 59. Raffin died Wednesday of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, her brother William told the Los Angeles Times. She was diagnosed with the blood cancer about a year ago, he said. Photos: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2012 The blond Los Angeles native, who as a college student was spotted by a talent scout while on an elevator, stared her career by appearing in such films as 40 Carats (1973)

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