Marilyn Eastman

Marilyn Eastman (December 17, 1933 – August 22, 2021) was an American actress.[1]

Marilyn Eastman
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Eastman as Helen Cooper in Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Born(1933-12-17)December 17, 1933
DiedAugust 22, 2021(2021-08-22) (aged 87)
Years active1960–2021


Eastman started her career in radio before joining her husband, Karl Hardman, at the production company The Latent Image, Inc. She was best-known for playing the character Helen Cooper in Night of the Living Dead in 1968. She assisted in the film's screenwriting and make-up.[2]

Eastman died on August 22, 2021, at the age of 87.[3]



  1. ^ Tapp, Tom (August 23, 2021). "Marilyn Eastman Dies: 'Night of the Living Dead' Actress & Producer Was 87". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Kane, Joe (2010). Night of the Living Dead: Behind the Scenes of the Most Terrifying Zombie Movie Ever. Citadel Press. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-8065-3331-5.
  3. ^ Amore, Samson (August 23, 2021). "Marilyn Eastman, 'Night of the Living Dead' Actress, Dies at 87". TheWrap. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Barnes, Mike (August 23, 2021). "Marilyn Eastman, Actress and Vital Behind-the-Scenes Player on 'Night of the Living Dead,' Dies at 87". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 1, 2021.

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