Pamela Tiffin: The US actress dies at the age of 78

Pamela Tiffin
The US actress dies at the age of 78

Pamela Tiffin and Horst Buchholz in Billy Wilder's film "One, Two, Three"

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Pamela Tiffin has died. She celebrated a great success with Horst Buchholz and James Cagney in the Billy Wilder film "One, Two, Three".

US actress Pamela Tiffin (1942-2020) has died. This is reported by various US sites, including "The Hollywood Reporter", citing a friend. The cause of death is unknown.

She became known for her role in the comedy "One, Two, Three" (1961) by US director Billy Wilder (1906-2002, "Some Like It Hot"). As Scarlett Hazeltine she played alongside US star James Cagney (1899-1986, "Yankee Doodle Dandy") and the German actor Horst Buchholz (1933-2003, "Die Halbstarken"). At the next Golden Globe Awards ceremony in 1962, Pamela Tiffin was nominated twice: as best supporting actress for "One, Two, Three" and as best young actress for her film debut in the drama "Sommer und Rauch" (1961).

Pamela Tiffin worked in 1965 with Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) in the western "The Hallelujah Trail" and in 1966 with Paul Newman (1925-2008) in the film "Harper". In the late 1960s she caused a stir with "Playboy" recordings. In 1974 she ended her film career, her last appearance in the Italian television film "Rose" (1986). In 2003 she appeared again as herself in the documentary "Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty" about the eponymous, now 69-year-old US filmmaker.

Pamela Tiffin was married to Edmondo Danon for the second time since 1974. The two had two daughters.