Elizabeth Baur, who played Officer Fran Belding on Ironside from 1971-1975, died September 30, her publicist Paul Gendreau told The Hollywood Reporter. She was 69.
Baur died "following a lengthy illness."
Baur made her TV debut on an episode of Batman in 1968 and her film debut in The Boston Strangler, starring Tony Curtis (1925-2010), Henry Fonda (1905-1982) and George Kennedy (1925-2016), that same year.
She was a series regular on Lancer (1968-1970), a western about a ranch family headed up by a charismatic character played by James Stacy (1936-2016), and made about a dozen guest-starring spots on TV until 1984.
It was Baur's series-regular role as Officer Belding on Ironside — and in the 1993 reunion project The Return of Ironside, her final project — with which she was most closely associated. The Raymond Burr (1917-1993) series also featured Don Galloway (1937-2009), Don Mitchell (1943-2013) and Barbara Anderson (b. 1945). Baur appeared in an impressive 89 episodes, plus the TV movie.
Baur left acting to raise her daughter, Lesley Worton, who is now a producer (Mole Man, 2017). She is survived by her husband Steve, by her daughter, and by her cousin, TV actress Sharon Gless (b. 1943).