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'Grease' Star Died at 63 Out of Cancer

August 4, 2011 (7:25 pm) GMT
Although a full statement is yet released, a family member reveals that Annette Charles has been battling cancer for some time.
'Grease' Star Died at 63 Out of Cancer

Annette Charles or better known as Cha Cha DiGregorio in Paramount's 1978 hit film "Grease" has died at the age of 63. Her rep confirmed that the actress died on Wednesday, August 3 in her Los Angeles home due to complication from cancer.

"Annette had recently started having difficulty breathing ... and when she went to the doctor she learned that she had a cancerous tumor in her one of her lungs," a family member told TMZ. A full statement is expected within the next 24 hours.

Annette's character in "Grease" is the girlfriend of Dennis Stewart's Leo. Although a villain, Cha Cha dances with good guys lead character Danny Zucko and his pal Kenickie at the big, televised school dance competition.

Annette's last act on TV was in 1987 when she guest starred on "Magnum, P.I.".

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