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Actor Raquel Welch dies at 82

NBC News 2/15/2023 Marlene Lenthang and Diana Dasrath
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Actor Raquel Welch, whose role in the 1966 film “One Million Years B.C.” shot her to stardom and cemented her status as a sex symbol, has died, her management company said.

She was 82.

Welch passed Wednesday morning following a brief illness, the company, Media Four, said in a statement.

The star burst into Hollywood in her initial roles in “One Million Years B.C” and “Fantastic Voyage. Welch won a Golden Globe in 1975 for best actress in a musical/comedy for her role in “The Three Musketeers.” She was nominated in 1988 for best actress in a limited series for her role in “Right to Die.” 

Welch continued to act over the decades, with her most recent appearances on the TV Series “Date My Dad” in 2017 and in the flick “How to be a Latin Lover” released that same year, according to her IMDb profile.

She is survived by her two children, Damon Welch and Tahnee Welch. 

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