Gita Hall, Swedish-American actress, Died at 82

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Gita Hall (born Birgitta Wetterhall) was born on September 6, 1933, in Linköping, Sweden and died on August 13, 2016.

She was a Swedish-born American model and actress.

She was the second wife of actor Barry Sullivan and a member of the “jet set” in the 1950s and 1960s.

Hall had minor roles in three Swedish movies in 1951-1952 and won the Miss Stockholm beauty pageant in 1953.

A Broadway columnist and radio personality Walter Winchell “discovered” her and got her into Hollywood movies.

She made an appearance with Sullivan in the 1958 movie Wolf Larsen and the two were married from 1958 until their divorce in 1961.

She was the mother of Sullivan’s daughter Patricia.

Gita also appeared with Audie Murphy and Eddie Albert in Don Seigel’s The Gun Runners, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not.

During 2013, Hall settled a lawsuit she filed against Lionsgate, the production company behind the TV series Mad Men for using an image of her gleaned from a 1960s Revlon ad in the show’s opening title credits sequence.

Hall died in Studio City, Los Angeles.

Gita Hall passed away at 82 years old.

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