Carol Lynley, actress best known for her role in the disaster epic ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ – obituary

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Carol Lynley
Carol Lynley Credit: Bettmann

Carol Lynley, the actress, who has died aged 77, was best known for her starring role in the disaster epic The Poseidon Adventure (1972), in which she also lip-synched the film’s Oscar-winning song The Morning After.

The film, directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Irwin Allen, was set aboard the ocean liner SS Poseidon, overturned by a tidal wave. It became a classic of the genre and paved the way for later Irwin Allen extravaganzas such as The Towering Inferno (1974).

In Poseidon, Carol Lynley played the part of Nonnie, a singer in a band and one of a group of survivors who reunite in the ship’s upturned ballroom to begin their battle for survival.

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