Ahna Capril was involved in a North Hollywood car accident on August 9th, when her vehicle was struck by a 5-ton truck.
Her injuries left her in a coma and on life support until she passed away on August 19th. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death.
As far as a biography, here is what we know about Ahna Capri. She is originally from Hungary, having been born there in 1944. Her birth name was Anna Marie Nanasi, which is what she went by until she changed her name to Ahna Capri in the 70’s. She was 65 years of age when she passed. She did not stay long in Budapest, as her family moved to the States when she was a child. By the time she was 11 years old, she was securing roles on popular 50’s sitcoms, ‘The Danny Thomas Show” and ‘Father Knows Best’. She later appeared in two episodes of ‘Leave It Beaver’ and would continue to have bit parts on television, on some classics (which I love!) such as ‘Police Story’, ‘Adam-12′, ‘The Mod Squad’, and ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’, just to name a few.
It wasn’t until 1973 when she was cast as Tania in the Bruce Lee flick, ‘Enter The Dragon’, that her popularity soared. She is best remembered for her role in the martial arts flick. That same year she had a role in the Rip Torn movie ‘Payday’, receiving nice reviews for her part as Mayleen Travis.