Brigitte Horney; West German Actress

Brigitte Horney, 77, one of West Germany's best-known television, stage and movie actresses. Miss Horney was the star of such German films as "Savoy Hotel 217" and was famous for her sultry voice. Earlier this summer, she had portrayed a countess in the West German TV series "The Guldenburgs' Heir." In 1980, she appeared as Aunt Polly in a German version of Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer and Huckeberry Finn." Miss Horney landed her first film role at age 19 in the 1930 movie "Abschied," or "Farewell." She also appeared in the British films "Secret Life" and "The House of the Spaniard." In Hamburg on Wednesday of heart failure.

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