'Oklahoma!' Star

Barbara Lawrence

Dead at 83

1/3/2014 12:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0103-barbara-lawrence-gettyHollywood legend Barbara Lawrence -- who played Gertie Cummings in the 1955 movie "Oklahoma!" -- has died. She was 83.

According to her daughter-in-law, Lawrence passed away from kidney failure on November 13.

In addition to "Oklahoma!" Lawrence starred in the films "The Street With No Name," "A Letter to Three Wives," and the 1957 sci-fi classic "Kronos." She also appeared in TV episodes of "Perry Mason" and "Bonanza." Her acting career spanned from the 1940s to the early 1960s.

Lawrence -- who ultimately left showbiz to become a real-estate agent -- has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.