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Ann Prentiss, the younger sister of actress Paula Prentiss, had a pretty good career in front of the camera, She was featured in a number of small roles on some of the most popular TV series on the 60s and 70s. Adept at both comedy and drama, Ann appeared in episodes of Mannix, Hogan’s Heroes, Bewitched, Get Smart!, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Virginian and many, many others. She was featured on the big screen alongside Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis in the original Out-of-Towners, as well as a co-starring role in Robert Altman’s California Split with George Segal and Elliot Gould. Ann was the love interest in the single season sitcom Captain Nice opposite William Daniels. She even lent her voice to a character in seven episodes of the science-fiction send-up Quark, starring her brother-in-law, actor Richard Benjamin.

In 1996, Ann was tried and convicted of assault against her father. She had also made threats against other members of her family including her sister Paula and Paula’s husband, Richard Benjamin. While incarcerated for the assault, Ann made plans with another inmate to kill her father, Paula and Richard. She was sentenced to 19 years in prison. She passed away in 2010 while serving her sentence. Ann was 70.



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