The dolphin died "of old age" last week at the Miami Seaquarium where she was born in 1956; Atlantic bottlenose dolphins typically live 25 to 35 years. MGM-TV's Flipper, a spin-off from two films, aired on NBC from 1964 to 1967, with the dolphins playing alongside actors Brian Kelly, Tommy Norden and Luke Halpin.
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Bebe, the last of seven bottlenose dolphins (left) that starred in the Flipper television series, has died. She was 40.