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Michelle Nicastro, Voice Actress in "The Swan Princess," Loses Breast Cancer Battle

Michelle Nicastro Performs at the Alex Theater in Glendale, November 2007 (YouTube)

NEW YORK (CBS) Michelle Nicastro, a singer and actress who was the voice behind the swan in the animated feature "The Swan Princess," has died at age 50.

A spokesman for her husband, Steve Stark, a producer of the NBC series "The Event," said Nicastro died at her home in Toluca Lake, Calif. , after a 10-year battle with breast cancer, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Nicastro's other film credits include "Body Rocks" (1984) and "Bad Guys" (1986). She also played Amanda, the character who introduced Harry to Sally in the beginning of the 1989 classic  film "When Harry Met Sally."

On stage, she played the role of Eponine in the Los Angeles production of "Les Miserables," which opened 1988 at the Shubert Theatre. 

Nicastro recorded several albums, including "Toonfull" in 1983, which featured covers from popular animated films.

She also made guest-star appearances on television series including a two-year stint on the NBC soap opera "Santa Barbara."  Her other TV credits include "Beverly Hills, 902010," "Murder, She Wrote," "Full House," "Airwolf" and "Who's the Boss?"

Nicastro was born in Washington, D.C., and is survived by her husband of 24 years and two daughters, Callie and Cady.

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