Elizabeth Baur (1947 - 2017)

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Elizabeth Baur, who starred on the TV series “Ironside,” has died at the age of 69, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Baur died Sept. 30 in Los Angeles following a lengthy illness, publicist Paul Gendreau announced, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The actress played Officer Fran Belding on the popular crime drama “Ironside” from 1971 until the series ended in 1975. She took over the lead female role on the series after the departure of Barbara Anderson, who played Eve Whitfield the first four seasons.

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She reprised her role as Fran Belding for the 1993 TV-Movie “The Return of Ironside.”

Her first starring role was on the TV-Western series “Lancer,” which aired on CBS from 1968 – 1970. She played the ward of a rancher who was portrayed by actor Andrew Duggan.

Baur left college to join a training program for actors at 20th Century Fox that included Jacqueline Bisset.

She also appeared on the TV shows “Emergency!” and “Fantasy Island.”

Survivors include her daughter, husband and first cousin Sharon Gless who starred on “Cagney & Lacey.”

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