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Narda Onyx
Narda Onyx in The Beverly Hillbillies 1963
Born(1931-12-20)20 December 1931
Died18 March 1991(1991-03-18) (aged 59)
Years active1956-1966
Spouse(s)George Virand

Narda Onyx (20 December 1931 – 18 March 1991[1]) was an Estonian-born naturalized American film and television actress.

At the age of eleven, Onyx escaped with her family through Soviet lines, and deceived her would-be German captors near the end of World War II. After making their way to Allied-occupied Bonn, they were able to find their way to America.

Onyx appeared in dozens of supporting roles on television and in motion pictures during the 1950s and 1960s. Shows in which she appeared include The Beverly Hillbillies, Have Gun - Will Travel, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. In addition, she played Gretl Braun in Hitler (1962) and Maria Frankenstein in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (1966).

In 1964 she authored a biography of Johnny Weissmuller entitled Water, World & Weissmuller.[2]


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  2. ^ "Water World Weissmuller by Narda Onyx, Signed - AbeBooks".