Legend from Golden Age of Hollywood who starred in The Defiant Ones has died

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Hollywood legend Cara Williams best known from 'The Defiant Ones' and 'Pete and Gladys' has died.

The actresses died on Thursday at the age of 96 which was confirmed on social media by her great-nephew, Richard Potter.

He penned: “My Great Aunt, who might have been the last surviving Golden Age of Hollywood actress died on Thursday at 96."

The legendary actresses daughter Justine Jagoda has revealed her mother died of a heart attack at her home in Beverly Hills.

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, she said: “My mom was a loving soul, she would take you in her arms and always help you."

Jagoda also told Variety: "Not only was she a sparkling actress with impeccable comedic timing, she was also funny, over-the-top, warm-hearted and loving.

"She could make anyone laugh and smile if they had a bad day. She was everything that you could wish for in a mother and more. It’s a sad loss to lose a woman from this incredible era."

Cara's was born Bernice Kamiat in Brooklyn, New York in 1925.

The Hollywood actress enjoyed a career which lasted over four decades from 1941 to 1982.

She was nominated for an Oscar in 1958 for her performance in The Defiant Ones and was one of few left from Hollywood's Golden Age which was an era between 1910-1960.

Cara appeared regularly in TV shows and musicals in the 1950s including The Girl Next Door and The Great Diamond Robbery

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