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French New Wave Cinema Icon Anna Karina Dies at 79

Anna Karina 

Anna Karina 

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Paris (AP) -- Anna Karina, the French New Wave actress who became an icon of the cinema in the 1960s and was the muse of Jean-Luc Godard, has died. She was 79.

The French culture minister announced her death on Twitter on Sunday. French media said that the Danish-born Karina had cancer and died Saturday.