Former Black Sheep Squadron Actress Denise DuBarry Dies At 63!

Published Date: 27 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 27 Mar, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Renowned American actress/film producer Denise DuBarry lost her battle to a rare fungal illness on Saturday, 23 March 2019. She took her final breath at UCLA Medical Center just 17 days after celebrating her 63rd birthday.

Denise DuBarry’s husband, Bill Hay confirmed the sad news as the veteran actress lost her life to a deadly fungal infection.

Denise served as a founder and president of the Palm Springs Women in Film and Television, which assisted to land more productive employment opportunities to Coachella Valley. Besides, she was involved with a nonprofit organization, Olive Crest, which aims to help abused and at-risk children.


Denise DuBarry as Samantha Green on Black Sheep Squadron (Picture: People)

Following her unfortunate demise, film producer Kim Waltrip, who recruited Denise to the Olive Crest board, mentioned she fell through the floor with disbelief after hearing a tragic incident. Further, Kim explained that Denise was a classy businesswoman and was ahead of her time in terms of women supporting women. She also remembered her as a successful entrepreneur and kind to everyone.

Former Congresswoman, Mary Bono, who was friend with the CHiPs’ actress, remembered the deceased star for having a huge heart and soul with keen business sense. Mary added,

She was just brilliant and she could see future business ideas long before anybody else could. She just had the ability to create things.

Denise’ daughter, Whitney Hay paid tribute to her mother with an emotional post on Instagram. While, her other daughter, actress Samantha Lockwood, shared the picture of them when they last visited Hawaii.

Denise’ daughter Whitney Hay pays tribute to her mother on 25 March 2019 (Picture: Whitney’s Instagram)

Denise’ husband, Bill mentioned that a private celebration of life will be held in April.

Denise DuBarry Bio, Family, Career, Married

The Days of Our Lives actress was born on 6 March 1956 in Killeen, Texas, at Fort Hood Army Base, to parents Adrian Pierre DuBarry and Betty Louise. She grew up alongside her three sisters, Audrey Walter, Diana BuBarry, and Suzanne DuBarry.

Denise commenced her acting career with the roles on TV series Black Sheep Squadron, and CHiPs, as well as the Oscar-winning movie, Being There. Besides, she also enjoyed a stint as a successful businesswoman and earned the title of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998. 

Also famed as film producer and philanthropist, Denise married actor Gary Lockwood in 1982 and gave birth to daughter Samantha. However, the couple ended their relationship with divorce in 1988. After that, she married businessman Bill Hay in 1992, with whom she founded Thane International in 1990. The couple welcomed daughter Whitney Hay and sons Adam and Kyle Hay to their family.   

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