Silvana Gallardo, actress who had been living in Paris, Ky., dies at age 58

jhewlett@herald-leader.comJanuary 5, 2012 

Sandra Silvana Gallardo

Sandra Silvana Gallardo, an actress, acting coach and writer whose face and career were known throughout the world, died Monday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. Ms. Gallardo, a New York native who had been living in Paris, Ky., was 58.

She appeared on many television shows including Babylon 5, Hill Street Blues, Falcon Crest, NYPD Blue, The Golden Girls and Days of Our Lives. Her film credits include Calendar Girl Murders, Silence of the Heart, Copacabana, The Windwalker, Death Wish II, Out of the Dark and Solar Crisis.

Ms. Gallardo taught and coached some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Angelina Jolie, Keanu Reeves, Billy Drago and Peta Wilson.

She moved to Paris after having directed Fading To Zero, a feature docudrama based on the life and work of the late Brooklyn Poet Laureate, Ken Siegelman.

Funeral services will be private.

Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home in Paris is handling arrangements.

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