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'Dynasty' Star Kate O'Mara

Dead at 74

3/30/2014 8:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0330-kate-omara-getty-01Kate O'Mara -- who became a household name for playing Joan Collins' sister on "Dynasty" -- died Sunday following a short illness.

Kate's agent says the actress passed away in a Sussex, England nursing home this morning ... but it's unclear what illness she was suffering from.

O'Mara's manipulative character on "Dynasty" named Cassandra "Caress" Morell made her show debut in '86 ... but only appeared on the soap for 2 seasons.

More recently, Kate acted in a stage play in 2012.

She was 74.
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Clytemnestra    

I'm sorry, but I don't remember this woman at all. But she must have been very beautiful in her prime. If you are going to go, "after a short illness" beats the hell out of long decling health.

172 days ago
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Diane     

Who? I watched that show religiously and do not remember her as a reoccurring character. Walk on, bit part?

172 days ago
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fifithepoodle    

RIP, sweet lady

172 days ago
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Kabala    

Never heard of her of the character

172 days ago
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Kabala    

WWW.MUMJOB.COM is a big scam!

172 days ago
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Kabala    

so is www.jobsur.com

172 days ago
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Bill Burns    

Maybe you should mention she played the evil Time Lord called "The Rani" on Doctor Who in the 1980's. Seems people in these comments don't remember her from "Dynasty" - I'm sure the Dr. Who fans remember her!

172 days ago
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porkchop    

It is amazing to see an actress who had the grace and dignity to allow herself to age gracefully. She was far more beautiful than any of the actress half her age with their faces and bodies full of plastic. RIP Ms. O'Mara.

172 days ago
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Yurra Knutz    

R.I.P.

172 days ago
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KellyBFan    

so ugly !!!

172 days ago
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ariesalyson    

What a gorgeous woman she was. How sad...

172 days ago
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Chgome    

She was a great actress and funny. Her role in Absolutely Fabulous was hysterical. RIP

172 days ago
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Truth    

DAAAMMN. MORE PROOF WHITE CHICS AGE BADLY... CHIC HAD TO PENCIL MARK HER EYEBROWS IN, WTF. 74 IS YOUNG THESE DAYS. PROLLY CANCER. #TRUTH!!

172 days ago
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TJ    

Beautiful eyes, & great bone structure! Old age sucks~

172 days ago
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think101    

Condolences to the Family and Friends. RIP MS Omara.

172 days ago
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