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This film image released by Music Box Films shows Besedka Johnson, in a promotional portrait for the film "Starlet." Johnson, who became an actress at age 85 and won praise for last year's movie "Starlet," died on April 4 at Glendale Memorial Hospital of complications following surgery for a bacterial infection, her son, Jim Johnson, told the Los Angeles Times. She was 87. (AP Photo/Music Box Films, Augusta Quirk) Copyright 2012, The Associated Press

'Starlet' co-star Besedka Johnson dies at 87

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Besedka Johnson, who became an actress at age 85 and won praise for last year's movie "Starlet," has died. She was 87.

Johnson died on April 4 at Glendale Memorial Hospital of complications following surgery for a bacterial infection, her son, Jim Johnson, told the Los Angeles Times.

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