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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