Actress Barbara Lawrence has died at the age of 83.

The Oklahoma! star passed away on 13 November (13) in Los Angeles after suffering kidney failure.

Lawrence began her acting career in 1945 in Diamond Horseshoe and went on to star in several movies and Tv shows including Perry Mason, Bonanza and Kronos.

In 1962, the actress retired from the big screen and became a real estate agent, author and publicist.

Lawrence was previously married to actor Jeffrey Stone, Johnny Murphy and Lester R. Nelson. She had four children.