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Old 08-27-10, 05:48 PM
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Ahna Capri From Enter the Dragon died

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Ahna Capri, who began as a child actress in the 1950s and had a career as a sexy starlet through the 1970s, died on August 19 at age 65 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Los Angeles.

The beautiful blonde was probably best known for her role as Tania, the secretary of Han, the villain in the 1974 global hit "Enter The Dragon," which starred Bruce Lee.

Born Anna Marie Nanasi on July 6, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary, she began appearing on American television as Anna Capri at age 11 on series such as "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Father Knows Best."

She made her big screen debut at age 13 in the United Artist production "Outlaw's Son," and continued working on such TV shows as "Police Story," "Cannon," "Mannix," "Ironside," "Adam-12," "The Mod Squad," "The Invaders," "The Wild, Wild West," "I Spy," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Branded," "Leave It to Beaver," and "Maverick."

In the 1970s she changed the spelling of her first name to Ahna because she said too many people mispronounced it.

Her memorable film roles, besides "Enter The Dragon," included being the fed-up girlfriend of a country singer in "Payday" (1973); the horror movie "The Brotherhood of Satan" (1971); a feisty wildlife photographer in "Piranha" (1972); and an assassin in the low budget "The Specialist" (1975). She made her last film in 1979.

A longtime resident of the San Fernando Valley, she never married.

Her death was the result of an auto accident in North Hollywood on August 9, in which a 5-ton truck driven by a 22-year-old female driver collided with her car. She was in a coma on life support for 11 days, and passed away with family members at her side.

She is survived by her sister Rose. Plans for a memorial service are pending. Actress Ahna Capri diesPlayed sexy secretary in 'Enter the Dragon'By Alex Ben Block
Aug 24, 2010, 07:29 PM ET
Ahna Capri, who began as a child actress in the 1950s and had a career as a sexy starlet through the 1970s, died on August 19 at age 65 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Los Angeles.

The beautiful blonde was probably best known for her role as Tania, the secretary of Han, the villain in the 1974 global hit "Enter The Dragon," which starred Bruce Lee.

Born Anna Marie Nanasi on July 6, 1944 in Budapest, Hungary, she began appearing on American television as Anna Capri at age 11 on series such as "The Danny Thomas Show" and "Father Knows Best."

She made her big screen debut at age 13 in the United Artist production "Outlaw's Son," and continued working on such TV shows as "Police Story," "Cannon," "Mannix," "Ironside," "Adam-12," "The Mod Squad," "The Invaders," "The Wild, Wild West," "I Spy," "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," "Branded," "Leave It to Beaver," and "Maverick."

In the 1970s she changed the spelling of her first name to Ahna because she said too many people mispronounced it.

Her memorable film roles, besides "Enter The Dragon," included being the fed-up girlfriend of a country singer in "Payday" (1973); the horror movie "The Brotherhood of Satan" (1971); a feisty wildlife photographer in "Piranha" (1972); and an assassin in the low budget "The Specialist" (1975). She made her last film in 1979.

A longtime resident of the San Fernando Valley, she never married.

Her death was the result of an auto accident in North Hollywood on August 9, in which a 5-ton truck driven by a 22-year-old female driver collided with her car. She was in a coma on life support for 11 days, and passed away with family members at her side.

She is survived by her sister Rose. Plans for a memorial service are pending.
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Re: Ahna Capri From Enter the Dragon died



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Odd thing about that article is that it states that ETD was released in 1974 but it obviously should have been 1973. It's funny that the guy that wrote that article also wrote a book on Bruce Lee in 1974 and he should have picked up on that error.
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Vale. Quite a sad story.
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Well, that's certainly a shitty way to go.

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Re: Ahna Capri From Enter the Dragon died

Two women drivers, I am surprised more people weren't killed.
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That's a terrible way to go.
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Re: Ahna Capri From Enter the Dragon died

Originally Posted by mrhan
Odd thing about that article is that it states that ETD was released in 1974 but it obviously should have been 1973. It's funny that the guy that wrote that article also wrote a book on Bruce Lee in 1974 and he should have picked up on that error.
He also erroneously says she was 65 years old. It's now August 2010, so someone born in July 1944 would be 66 years old.
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Re: Ahna Capri From Enter the Dragon died

That's sad and she was so sexy in Enter The Dragon. Such a sexy woman.

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Re: Ahna Capri From Enter the Dragon died

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Two women drivers, I am surprised more people weren't killed.
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Wow...what a scary coincidence, as I just finished watching ETD for the first time in years yesterday!
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I hope we still get to see the rest of the 8mm footage that she filmed on the ETD set. There were small snippets of it on the current DVD/BD release.
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A few years ago, I caught an episode of "Leave It to Beaver" on TV Land and there was Ms. Capri playing a hot girl at Wally's high school. What a pleasant surprise.

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