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Roger Smith Dead at 84

Roger Smith Dead at 84

“77 Sunset Strip” star Roger Smith has died at the age of 84.

Smith passed away Sunday in a Los Angeles hospital, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

His death came just a month after he and his wife, actress Ann-Margret, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Their last public event together was the NYC premiere of her film “Going in Style" in March.

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Smith managed his wife's career after he retired from acting due to a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, a neuromuscular disease that causes extreme weakening of the muscles.

Before playing Jeff Spencer on “77 Sunset Strip,” Smith also appeared in the classic film "Auntie Mame" (1958).

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