Abby Dalton, 'Hennesey' and 'Falcon Crest' actress, dead at 88

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The Emmy-nominated star died on Nov. 23 after a long battle with an illness

Abby Dalton, known for her roles in 'Hennesy' and 'Falcon Crest,' has died at the age of 88. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)

Abby Dalton, known for her roles in 'Hennesy' and 'Falcon Crest,' has died at the age of 88. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)

Abby Dalton, an actress known for her roles in the sitcom "Hennesey" and the drama "Falcon Crest," has died. She was 88.

The news was confirmed to Fox News by the late star's agent on Monday. 

According to her agent, Dalton died on Nov. 23 in Los Angeles after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.

Her work in "Hennesey" as Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale earned her an Emmy nomination. She starred alongside Oscar nominee Jackie Cooper, who passed in 2011.

In "Falcon Crest," which is about a family behind a successful vineyard, Dalton portrayed the oldest daughter, Julia Cumson. 

"The Joey Bishop Show" was among her other notable credits, on which, she played Ellie Barnes alongside the titular actor.

On the film side, Dalton was known for playing Calamity Jane in "The Plainsman" and Agnes Clark in "Girls on the Loose."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, she had worked as a dancer and model as well before taking to the screen.

The cast of 'Falcon Crest,' clockwise from front center: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, William R. Moses, Jamie Rose, Chao Li Chi, Nick Ramus, Lorenzo Lamas, Abby Dalton (sitting on arm of chair), Margaret Ladd (middle row), and Susan Sullivan. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

The cast of 'Falcon Crest,' clockwise from front center: Jane Wyman, Robert Foxworth, William R. Moses, Jamie Rose, Chao Li Chi, Nick Ramus, Lorenzo Lamas, Abby Dalton (sitting on arm of chair), Margaret Ladd (middle row), and Susan Sullivan. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Her time on "Falcon Crest" came to an end in 1986, and she was seen onscreen only a handful of times after that, including an appearance in "Murder, She Wrote," and her most recent credit, a 2013 short called "Mrs. Sweeney."

According to the outlet, Dalton is survived by her daughter Kathleen Kinmont, her sons Matthew and John Smith, her husband Jack D. Smith and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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