Christine Lamson White, 86, of Washington, D.C., died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Brinton Woods Nursing Home in Washington, D.C.
Born May 4, 1926, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Lucia W. and James Andrew White.
She graduated from Wilson High School in Washington. She entered the University of North Carolina and graduated in 1947 with a major in English. At UNC, she acted in school plays, a precursor to her growing interest in the world of theatre. She enrolled in Catholic University, in Washington, D.C., in 1948 and pursued a Masters degree in speech and drama.
She left for New York and in the early 1950s appeared in roles made for TV including "Playhouse 90," "General Electric," and "Philco Playhouse."
After these successes, she left New York for Los Angeles, Calif., and appeared in more than 50 Hollywood movies and television shows during her 25 year acting career including "Magnum Force," "Vice Squad," "Man Crazy," "Ichabod and Me," "Father Knows Best," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "Perry Mason," "The Untouchables," "The Twilight Zone," "The Fugitive," "The Rifleman," "Have Gun–Will Travel" and "Bonanza".
While living in Los Angeles, she became acquainted with several celebrities including James Dean, Loretta Young and June Havoc.
She returned to the D.C. area and helped care for her mother in her mother's later years.
She kept up many of her contacts in the acting profession while in Washington and pursued her interest in writing. She wrote, produced and distributed her own quarterly bulletin titled the "Rampart Papers."
Surviving are nephews and nieces James and Carol, Kenneth, Craig, Jeffrey and Minnie White; and great-nephew and great-niece Jeffrey Alexander White and Lillianna M. White.
She was predeceased by brother and sister-in-law Kenneth W. and Betty A. White.
Interment will be private.
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