She started out as a model: Ingalls (center) got her start in modeling in New York City. Joyce won a Cover Girl contest in 1966 then signed with the Eileen Ford Agency

She started out as a model: Ingalls (center) got her start in modeling in New York City. Joyce won a Cover Girl contest in 1966 then signed with the Eileen Ford Agency

Joyce Ingalls has died at the age of 65.

A rep for her husband, Emmy-nominated producer Darrell Fetty, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Ingalls died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, on Aug. 5. The cause of death has not been disclosed.

The Former actress and model was best known for her portrayal of a prostitute who tried to comfort Sylvester Stallone’s character in the 1978 film Paradise Alley.

Ingalls also appeared in the blockbuster hit Lethal Weapon 4, as well as The Man Who Would Not Die and Deadly Force.

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Ingalls got her start in show business as a model when she won a Cover Girl contest in 1966. She signed with the Ford modeling agency, later appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Life.

Joyce Ingalls

Joyce Ingalls

She married Fetty – who scored an Emmy nomination as producer on the 2012 Kevin Costner miniseries Hatfields & McCoys – in 1984 in Studio City, at the historic Little Brown Church.

Aside from their work in the entertainment industry, the couple were active humanitarians, overseeing a homeless ministry in Studio City that bore their name. The Darrell and Joyce Fetty Food Pantry has served needy families for nearly 25 years.

In addition to her husband, Ingalls is survived by her mother, two sons, and eight siblings. A memorial is planned for October.

The family asks that donations be made to the Little Brown Church or the Cancer Support Centerin Sherman Oaks.