Alexis Smith was a Canadian-born stage, film, and television actress. Her stage career continued through the 1970s, with appearances in the 1973 all-star revival of The Women 1973, the short-lived re-working of William Inge's drama Picnic, re-titled Summer Brave 1975, and the ill-fated musical Platinum 1978, which earned her another Tony nomination for her performance but closed after a brief run. Smith returned to the big screen with star billing in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough 1975 opposite Kirk Douglas, followed by Casey's Shadow with Walter Matthau and The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane with Martin Sheen and Jodie Foster. Smith had a recurring role on the television series Dallas as Clayton Farlow's sister Lady Jessica Montford in 1984, and again in 1990. She also starred in the short-lived 1988 series Hothouse, and was nominated for an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Cheers in 1990. Smith died of brain cancer in Los Angeles in 1993 on the day after her 72nd birthday. She had no children and her sole survivor was her husband of 49 years, actor Craig Stevens. Smith's final film, The Age of Innocence 1993, was released shortly after her death. Her body was cremated and her ashes were scattered over the Pacific.