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Star Trek Actress Karen Montgomery Dies at 66

Karen Montgomery, who forged her way in the television industry as an actress and producer, died on Friday after battling breast cancer for some time, according to a report.

She was 66.

Montgomery's most notable on-screen role was as Princess Beata in Star Trek: The Next Generation, before she moved behind the camera and worked as an assistant to screenwriters, directors and producer of the 1978 film, Coming Home, Variety reports.

She reportedly continued her behind-the-scenes career working in the development department of various independent film companies, helping to produce multiple films including, Row Your Boat, 'Til There Was You and Diary of a Hitman.
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Karen Montgomery, ‘Star Trek’ Actress and Film Producer, Dies at 66

Actress, producer and development executive Karen Montgomery died Dec. 4 in Los Angeles following a nearly decade-long battle with breast cancer. She was 66.

Montgomery started in showbiz as an actress, starring most notably as Princess Beata in a 1988 episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” She then moved behind-the-scenes role, working as an assistant to screenwriter Waldo Salt, director Hal Ashby and producer Bruce Gilbert on 1978’s “Coming Home.”

Throughout her career she worked in the development departments of indie film companies, with producing credits on films including “Row Your Boat” (1999), “‘Til There Was You” (1997) and “Diary of a Hitman” (1991), which was directed by Montgomery’s former acting coach and friend Roy London.

Following London’s death from AIDS complications in 1993, Montgomery and husband, director Christopher Monger, produced a documentary called “Special Thanks to Roy London,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2005.

Montgomery is survived by her husband; her
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The Last Place You Look: "Diary of a Hitman"

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The cinephile's gaze has long appreciated the smaller, modest beauties of old films. (Not even "authored" films: I mean the beauties of the chaff as well as the wheat.) Yet the disposable, omnipresent, generic films of our more recent past are slowly seeping into historical perspective as well. What if a person were given a copy of The American Cinema and a discard box of VHS tapes, and simply told to work things out from there? What could we find by looking at these films and according their significant elements their tiny, absent fanfare?

Diary of a Hitman (Roy London, 1991)

Like a cross between Boiling Point (James B. Harris, 1990) and What Happened Was... (Tom Noonan, 1994), Diary of a Hitman constructs a scenario of generic neo-noir and talky, stagey, emotionally voluble interpersonal exchanges. The film is strange but not quirky, humble yet probing. Few movies have seemed to be such appropriate platforms for Whitaker's whispery,
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