Noreen Corcoran, American actress and dancer, Died at 72

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Noreen M. Corcoran was born on October 20, 1943, and died on January 15, 2016.

She was an American actress and dancer.

She was best known for her co-starring role in the television sitcom Bachelor Father, as the teenager Kelly Gregg, the niece of wealthy attorney Bentley Gregg, played by John Forsythe.

Her screen debut was a small role in the emotional film, Wait ‘Til the Sun Shines, Nellie at 20th Century Fox.

Noreen was next cast in the MGM musical I Love Melvin in 1953.

Her other roles, including the character of “Anna,” the girl who was given another birthday in “Tusitala,” a 1955 Four Star Playhouse production starring David Niven as Robert Louis Stevenson; and Band of Angels in 1957 and television appearances in Circus Boy, starring Micky Dolenz, later of the singing group The Monkees.

Noreen also had a role in the short-lived series The World of Mr. Sweeney with Charles Ruggles.

Noreen Corcoran guest starred at this time on the ABC drama series, Going My Way, with lead Gene Kelly.

In 1964, Corcoran was cast as Alice Lang in NBC’s medical drama about psychiatry, The Eleventh Hour in the episode “You’re So Smart, Why Can’t You Be Good”.

Then Corcoran performed in two westerns, CBS’s Gunsmoke with James Arness in the 1964 episode “Owney Tupper Had a Daughter” with associate guest star Jay C. Flippen, and ABC’s The Big Valley with Barbara Stanwyck.

Following the end, she played “Sharon” in a 1965 episode entitled “The Brawlers”.

She left behind her two sisters, Donna and Kerry, and a niece.

Noreen Corcoran passed away at 72 yrs old at her home in Van Nuys due to cardiopulmonary disease.

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