The actress passed away last week (beg24May10) at the Good Samaritan Medical Centre in West Palm Beach, Florida. No further details about her death were available.
Paul began her career as a ballerina, moving to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to follow her dream of stardom on the stage, and she was later signed up as a dancer for movie studio Warner Bros.
She went on to step in front of the camera as an actress, appearing in 1950s TV show Zorro as the crusader's love interest Elena, and opposite another masked hero in The Lone Ranger.
Paul also enjoyed roles in films such as 1956's The Ten Commandments, The Disembodied in 1957, and Gunfighters of Abilene in 1960 - her last credited appearance onscreen.
She was later known as Eugenia Strauss after her marriage to husband Robert, who survives her along with their two daughters and a son, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
No longer will we hear that deep voice boom, “In a world where…” at the beginning of a movie trailer. Voiceover actor Don LaFontaine, whose catch phrase will live on, has died. He was 68.
LaFontaine died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from complications in the treatment of an ongoing illness, Vanessa Gilbert, his agent, told The Associated Press.
In his 33-year career, LaFontaine made more than 5,000 trailers and never cared if anyone knew his name or his face. Of course, he became a little more well known after appearing in Geico car insurance commercials, in which he played himself telling a customer, "In a world where both of our cars were totally under water..."
In an interview with AP last year, LaFontaine explained the strategy behind the phrase. "We have to very rapidly establish the world we are transporting them to," he said of his viewers. "That's very easily done by saying, ‘In a world where ... violence rules.' `In a world where ... men are slaves and women are the conquerors.' You very rapidly set the scene."
LaFontaine had worked in the promo industry as an audio engineer since the early 1960s but in an instant became a star with an announcer in 1965 didn’t show up for a recording session, a promo for the film Gunfighters of Casa Grande, leaving it up to a young LaFontaine to fill in. The rest, shall we say, is history.
LaFontaine remained active until recently, averaging seven to 10 voiceover sessions a day. He worked from a home studio his wife nicknamed "The Hole," where his fax machine delivered scripts, AP reports.
LaFontaine is survived by his wife, the singer and actress Nita Whitaker, and three daughters. His funeral arrangements were pending.