'Nightmare at 20,000 Feet' actress dies

The woman from the iconic “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” “Twilight Zone” episode has died.

Christine White

Christine Lamson White died April 14 at 86 in a Washington nursing home. Her death notice was published last week in The Carroll County Times in Maryland. A cause of death was not stated.

In the episode a man (played by William Shatner) descends from anxiety to violence over a gremlin that only he can see on the plane's wing tampering with the engine. White portrayed his devoted but concerned wife.

White had an English degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1947. White performed in plays in college, and moved to New York following graduation to pursue a theater career. She later traveled to Hollywood, and appeared on “Bonanza,” “The Rifleman,” “The Untouchables,” “Perry Mason” and “Father Knows Best.”

Shatner tweeted Sunday: "Thoughts go out to the family of my Twilight Zone co-star Christine Lamson."

White is survived by her nieces and nephews.

She also starred in another “Twilight Zone” episode called “The Prime Mover” in 1961.

Here is a condensed version of “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet”:

Here is a spoof from “Saturday Night Live,” featuring Jude Law and Pearl Jam:


- William Shatner
- Christine White
- The Twilight Zone

Written by: KurtK26
May 19th, 2013, 11:50 am

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