LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran actress, director and producer Nancy Malone has died at age 79 in Los Angeles.

Malone’s representative, Harlan Boll, says she died Thursday from complications attributed to leukemia.

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She was a producer of the 1970s series “The Bionic Woman” and directed episodes of numerous TV shows, including “Melrose Place” and “Diagnosis Murder.”

She starred in the groundbreaking 1950s series, “Naked City,” and appeared in dozens of TV and film roles as well as on live radio.

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She was a co-founder of Women in Film. Malone made her Broadway debut at 17 co-starring with Melvyn Douglas in the comedy “Time Out for Ginger.”

She began her career as a child model. At 10, she was chosen for the cover of Life magazine’s 10th Anniversary issue, depicting “The Typical American Girl.”

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