Conny Van Dyke Dies: Motown Singer and TV Actor Was 78

'THE 19' VARIETY SHOW, Conny Van Dyke, aired November 16, 1974
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Conny Van Dyke, a Motown Records star who acted on television during the ‘60s and ‘70s and again in the ‘00s, has passed away at age 78.

Van Dyke’s son, Bronson Page, told Variety that the singer-songwriter died of complications of vascular dementia on Saturday at home in Los Angeles. She also battled colon cancer during her lifetime and suffered a stroke that partially paralyzed her, the magazine reports.