Born Verna Charlene Stavely. Holt, a former "Miss Maryland", nonetheless had enjoyed a rewarding modeling career prior to her work in films and on TV. She reportedly caught Howard Hawks' eye when the director saw her in a lipstick commercial. After her debut appearance in the Sandra Dee-Bobby Darin comedy, If a Man Answers (1962), Holt went on to appear in such films as Days of Wine and Roses (also 1962), Man's Favorite Sport? (1964), Red Line 7000 (1965), Zigzag (1970), and the TV movie Wonder Woman (1974). Her television series appearances included guest roles on Hawaiian Eye (1962), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1963), Perry Mason (1965), It Takes A Thief (1968), and CHiPs (1980). Following the filming of El Dorado in 1966, Holt married millionaire builder William A. Tishmen and the couple enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques and artwork for their lavish home in Trousday Estates, above Beverly Hills, California. They were married from 1966 until 1972 when they divorced. Her last screen appearance before retiring was in 1980s Melvin and Howard.
Burial: Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: John Record added: Apr 06, 2011
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