2020 is starting off with some sad news like it always inevitably does. Natalie Trundy has passed away at the age of 79 on Sunday, January 5th. Trundy is best known for starring in four out of the five Planet of the Apes films.
Her daughter, Alessandra Sabato, had reported that Trundy died in Los Angeles from natural causes.
Trundy starred in four sequels to the original Planet of the Apes movie. She played different roles in the sequels which were produced by her then husband Arthur Jacobs. Trundy was the mutant Albina in 1970’s Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Dr. Stevie Branton in Escape From Planet of the Apes, and the chimpanzee Lisa in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes and Battle for the Planet of the Apes. She started on Broadway as a teenager and moved to guest spots on TV series. Trundy starred as a teenager in the movie The Careless Years opposite Dean Stockwell.
She appeared on many television shows including Climax!, Thriller, Bonanza and The Twilight Zone. She also starred with Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962).
All here at Horror Patch wish to express our sincere condolences to Ms. Trundy’s friends and family.
R.I.P. Natalie Trundy: Born August 5, 1940 – Died January 5, 2020