- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 23, 2010

LONDON (AP) - Ingrid Pitt, who survived a Nazi concentration camp to become an acclaimed British movie actress, has died.

She was 73 years old.

Dubbed “the first lady of English horror” by her fans, Pitt also dodged Communist police in Germany before moving to England to become one of the country’s best-known fright film stars.

She played in movies such as “Where Eagles Dare” and “The Wicker Man” along with a slew of camp horror classics.

Steffanie Pitt says that her mother collapsed while on her way to a birthday dinner to be held in her honor over the weekend. The cause of Tuesday’s death isn’t known, although Pitt says her mother had recently been in poor health.

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