Morgana King, The Godfather Star and Jazz Singer, Dies At 87 | 8/15/2018 | Staff
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Morgana King, who is best known for her role as Marlon Brando’s wife in The Godfather, has died.

News of King’s passing broke Tuesday but the actress died on March 22 in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 87 according to the Washington Post.

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The star had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer, the Riverside Country coroner’s office told the Washington Post.

In addition to her appearances in the famed film and a number of other movies, King was a jazz singer.

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She performed in a variety of nightclubs for over 50 years and recorded a little over 20 albums with her biggest hit being single “A Taste of Honey” in 1964, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Although her music career didn’t bring her mainstream success, King pursued it out of passion.

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“I am a rebel. I am not a commercial artist,” King told the Bergen Record in 1988, as reported by the Post.

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