It is said that the actress who was remembered for acting in Falcon Crest died after a struggle with an unidentified disease.
Abby’s agent, Sue Procko, announced that on November 23, in Los Angeles, California, the Emmy Award-winning actress had died.
On the hit CBS drama, Falcon Crest, which aired throughout America from 1981 to 1990, the actress is better remembered for her role as winery heiress Julia Cumson.
On The Joey Bishop Show, she also appeared in sitcoms such as Hennesey, playing Martha Hale, and as Jackie Cooper.
In 1961, two years after her arrival on the stage, it was her role in Hennesey that saw her land an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor.
She also became a regular on US game shows during her careers, such as Hollywood Squares, Super Password and Match Game.
Back in 1957, Dalton, who was born Marlene Wasden in Las Vegas, Nevada, began her acting career in the film Rock All Night.
Before landing leading roles, she went to star in other films by Roger Corman, including Carnival Rock, Stakeout and Teenage Doll.
Abby’s 60-year-old husband, Jack D. Smith, their three daughters, Matthew, Kathleen Kinmont and John, their three grandchildren, Mac, Jack and Ayden Grace, and their great-great-grandchild, Mathias