Regina Carrol, 49, actress who frequently starred in films directed by her husband, Al Adamson, died Nov. 4 in St. George, Utah, of cancer.Born in Boston, she moved with her family to Los Angeles and became a child actress and dancer under her real name, Regina Gelfan. Among her early stage credits are “The Children’s Hour,””Wish You Were Here ,””Daddy Long Legs” and the road company of “West Side Story.” Discovered by family friend Steve Cochran, she appeared in such major films as “The Beat Generation” (starring Cochran), John Ford’s “Two Rode Together, “”The Slender Thread” and “From the Terrace.” She also acted opposite Elvis Presley in “Viva Las Vegas” and dated him during that era. On TV she appeared in “Route 66,””The Adventures Ozzie and Harriet” and “The Dinah Shore Show” and had a nightclub act in Las Vegas and Europe. Her interview program “The Regina Carrol Show” aired in Vegas and she wrote a column on entertainment for the Las Vegas Panorama. She met her future husband Al Adamson during casting for his 1969 “Satan’s Sadists.” Following her lead role in that film, she starred in subsequent Adamson pictures: “Man With the Synthetic Brain,””The Female Bunch,””Angels’ Wild Women, “”Brain of Blood,””Dracula vs. Frankenstein,””Blazing Stewardesses” and “Carnival Magic,” her final screen appearance in 1982. In recent years Carrol performed a one-woman show tribute to Isadora Duncan as well as a series of shows in Palm Springs related to Native American dances. Survived by her husband, her father and a brother.
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