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Karen Montgomery (28 November 1949 – 4 December 2015; age 66) was the actress who portrayed Beata in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Angel One". She filmed her scenes in November 1987. Footage from this episode was later reused for the second season episode "Shades of Gray".
Montgomery started acting in the late 1970s when she portrayed Patricia in the Kojak episode "In Full Command" in 1978. Marc Alaimo also worked in this episode as did stunt coordinator Charlie Picerni. The following years she had featured and supporting parts in the comedy Going in Style (1979, with Charles Hallahan, Mark Margolis, and Angelique Pettyjohn), the comedy Willie & Phil (1980), the drama Coast to Coast (1980, with William Lucking and George P. Wilbur), the television movie Condor (1986, with Ray Wise, James Avery, Carolyn Seymour, Mario Roccuzzo, and Tony Epper), and the science fiction comedy Amazon Women on the Moon (1987, with Robert Picardo, William Marshall, Ed Begley, Jr., Frank Collison, Raye Birk, Larry A. Hankin, Dick Miller, Bernie Casey, and Ronny Cox).
Montgomery also guest starred in episodes of Nero Wolfe (1981, with Bruce Gray, John de Lancie, and Allan Miller), Aloha Paradise (1981), and L.A. Law (1993, with Corbin Bernsen, Larry Drake, Daniel Benzali, Brian George, Barry Kivel, and Kavi Raz).
After her last known on-screen acting job in L.A. Law in 1993, Montgomery worked as a producer on several projects. She was an associate producer on the thriller Diary of a Hitman (1991, with Seymour Cassel) and on the comedy 'Til There Was You (1997, with Richard Fancy, William Utay, and James W. Jansen), a co-producer on the crime drama Row Your Boat (1999), and a producer on the documentaries Special Thanks to Roy London (2005, with interviews by Bruce French, Rhonda Aldrich, Famke Janssen, Cameron Thor, and fellow producer Julie Warner) and A Sense of Wonder (2008).