Actress Lynn Borden, Who Appeared in ‘Hazel,’ ‘Frogs,’ Dies at 77

Film and TV actress Lynn Borden, who was known for her roles in films like the Peter Fonda-Adam Roarke starrer “Dirty Mary Crazy Larry,” and the TV show “Hazel,” died March 3 after an extended illness. She was 77.

Born Lynn Freyse in Detroit and raised in Tucson, Borden was crowned Miss Arizona in 1957 and was runner-up in the Miss America pageant that year. She worked as a model before setting her sights on Hollywood. Her credits also included the cult film “Frogs,” in which her character met her demise via a snapping turtle. Her final credit was a 2006 episode of “CSI: NY.”

She was also a painter and sang in her church choir.

Borden is survived by her husband, Roger Brunelle, and her brother, Steve Freyse.

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