Los Angeles (CABC) – Today, Sunday, her family announced the death of actress Dennis Dawes, best known for her role as deputy director of the “Beverly Hills 90210” program, after being hospitalized with viral meningitis. She was 64 years old.
Dawes has had a career spanning more than 30 years, with dozens appearing in film and television. But she is perhaps best remembered for her recurring role as deputy director Yvonne Tezley over the nine seasons of Fox’s teen drama in the ’90s.
Dose’s other television appearances have included episodes of “Unsafe” and & Order, “Seinfeld”, “Stumptown” and many more. Appearances in the movie included “Starship Troopers,” “Coach Carter,” and “Dr. Doolittle 2..”
Dawes made her directorial debut earlier this year, directing an autobiography Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
Her sister Tracy Dawes announced her death on Instagram.
“It is with a very sad heart that I inform everyone that my sister, Denise Dawes, has come forward to meet our family in eternal life,” Tracy Dawes wrote. “Dennis Yvonne Dawes was the coolest sister, a brilliant, brilliant actress, mentor and director. She was my best friend and a member of my family.”
A week ago, Tracy Dawes revealed that her sister had been hospitalized in a coma caused by viral meningitis.
Ian Ziering, her former representative in “90210”, posted a Greetings for browsing on Instagram, Partially written:
“It is sad to say that Dennis Dawes has passed away. Throughout all my years working at Beverly Hills 90210, the scenes I watch with Denise will be remembered with the utmost respect for her talent, fondness for the loving spirit she was in.”
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