Dina Merrill


Age: 93

actress and wealthy heiress to two fortunes who wintered at her family's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida as a child before becoming a leading lady in movies (most often in upper-class roles) and was an elegant presence in most of her 30 or so mid-20th-century movies, who played the betrayed wife who loses both her husband Laurence Harvey and her mink coat to Elizabeth Taylor in Butterfield 8 (1960), who was the daughter of Wall Street broker E. F. Hutton and cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post but grew up in luxury and spending up to six months a year on the family yacht Sea Cloud, whose home during the winter was the 115-room Mar-a-Lago estate that was bought by Donald J. Trump in 1985 and converted into a private club, and who was once married to actor Cliff Robertson (d. 2011).

Cause of Death: Complications from dementia

Born: December 29, 1923

Died: May 22, 2017

East Hampton, New York