The actress Ann Savage died in her sleep December 25.
According to her manager, she had complications due to strokes. She was at a nursing home, and she was 87.
She debuted in 1943, and her career had been over in the mid-1950s. This year she had starred in Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg.
She has been known best for being the femme fatale in Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945). She played a woman blackmailing the character played by Tom Neal. The movie reversed the traditional gender roles of its time.
Detour has been enjoying a following, and I'm looking forward to seeing it myself.