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Sally Forrest, dancer lifted to dramatic roles by Ida Lupino, dies at 86

Sally Forrest, dancer lifted to dramatic roles by Ida Lupino, dies at 86

Sally Forrest, a dancer who appeared in 1940s MGM musicals before being cast by Ida Lupino in dramatic roles, died March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 86. She had long battled cancer, said publicist Judith Goffin. Forrest, whom columnist Hedda Hopper once called "a typical example of overlooked talent in Hollywood," had been released from her studio contract when Lupino chose her for the lead in an independent film she was coproducing, "Not Wanted" (1949). The role of an anguished, unwed mother went against type for Forrest, often described as "perky" or "pert" in newspaper accounts. But she clearly valued the experience of doing the...

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