Christine White, who played the wife of William Shatner’s tormented air-traveler in the “Twilight Zone” episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” has died at the age of 86.
Christine Lamson White had a career in Hollywood spanning over 20 years, even though she is most remembered for been “the woman on the plane next to William Shatner.”
Christine White died on April 14 at Brinton Woods Nursing Home in Washington, D.C., as her death notice in the Carroll County Times reports.
Christine White was born in Washington, D.C, and acted in plays while studying English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also earned a Masters degree in speech and drama from Catholic University. By the 1950s she had relocated to Hollywood and appeared in series including “Perry Mason,” “The Loretta Young Show” and “Bonanza.” According to the New York Times, she appeared in more than 50 television shows and movies during her acting career.