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‘Grease’ actress Annette Charles dies at 63

August 6, 2011

Just a few months after her “Grease” co-star Jeff Conaway died, actress Annette Charles, known to “Grease” fans as Cha Cha, passed away at age 63, CNN has confirmed.

Her rep says that she died at her home in Los Angeles on Wednesday night due to complications from cancer. According to TMZ, she’d learned of her condition just a few months ago.

Of course, Charles is best known for her sultry role as Cha Cha DiGregorio in the 1978 movie “Grease.” Her character memorably kicked up her heels as “the best dancer at St. Bernadette’s,” stealing the attention of John Travolta’s Danny Zuko during Rydell High’s televised dance competition.

Charles went on to roles in “The Incredible Hulk” TV series and “Magnum, P.I.”

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