Former child star Susan Gordon has died at the age of 62.
The actress, also known as Susan L. Aviner, passed away on Sunday (11Dec11) in New Jersey after a long battle with cancer, according to Variety.
Gordon made her acting debut as a child in 1958 movie Attack of the Puppet People, which was directed by her father Bert I. Gordon.
She went on to land roles in 1959 film The Five Pennies and hit TV show The Twilight Zone, as well as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke and a TV version of Miracle on 34th Street.
In her later career she worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency in Japan before returning to acting to star in a 2002 Off-Broadway production of A Magic Place in a New Time.
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