PASSINGS: Doe Avedon Siegel, Dan Frazer

Doe Avedon Siegel

Model and stage, film, TV actress


Doe Avedon Siegel, 86, a model, actress and young muse for

died of


Sunday at Encino Hospital Medical Center, said her daughter-in-law Annette Siegel.

Born April 7, 1925, in Westbury, N.Y., she married Avedon in 1944, when he was just beginning his career. He

and they divorced after five years.

She made two appearances on Broadway in the late 1940s in "The Young and Fair" and "My Name Is Aquilon." Among her handful of film roles was playing a stewardess to

John Wayne

's courageous co-pilot in the 1954 airplane


"The High and the Mighty." She had a few TV roles, including on the melodramatic 1950s TV series "Big Town."

She left acting to marry director

Don Siegel

and raise their family. They later divorced.

Dan Frazer

Film, TV actor best known for role on 'Kojak'

Dan Frazer, 90, a veteran film and television actor best known for his role as Capt. Frank McNeil on the 1970s television series "Kojak," died of a

heart attack

Dec. 16 at his home in


, his family said.

A New York native, Frazer started playing character roles in various television series and films in the 1950s. His movies include "Lillies of the Field," "Cleopatra Jones" and

Woody Allen

's "Take the Money and Run," "Bananas" and "Deconstructing Harry."

Besides "Kojak," Frazer appeared on "The

Phil Silvers

Show," "Car 54, Where Are You," "Route 66," "Law & Order" and other prime-time TV series. He also was a regular on the


soap opera

"As the World Turns"

beginning in the 1980s.

Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports