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Lisa Blount

Lisa Blount was an American film and television actress and Oscar-winning producer. Lisa (5' 9" | 1.75 m) was born on July 1, 1957 (Cancer) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA as Lisa Suzanne Blount. She has a brother, Greg Blount (who appeared on one episode of American Gladiators (1989) but was injured and unable to participate further). Lisa Blount's second cousin is conservative filmmaker and inventor Cody G. Carson who is best known for being the founder of the Arkansas Movie Makers Organization (AMMO). Lisa grew up in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1975. She actually quit high school at age sixteen and enrolled at the University of Arkansas despite not having a high school diploma. Her film career began at age 17 when, as a college student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, she was cast by director James Bridges to play a James Dean-obsessed goth girl in September 30, 1955 (1977). She was known as the "scream queen" star of a few 80s horror movies, but she is best remembered as the cynical, ambitious but insecure best friend to Debra Winger whose paramour (played by David Keith) commits suicide when Lisa's character refuses to marry him because he has dropped out of the Navy's officer's training program in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). In 1983, she was voted "Favorite Female Newcomer" by "US" magazine readers poll. She married Christopher Tufty on March 19, 1982 but however was divorce sometime prior to her marriage to actor/writer/director Ray McKinnon sometime in 1998. The February 6, 1985, issue of Variety announced the film "Ombre sul ponte" (English title "Shadow on the Bridge") would begin filming in March 1985, with director Ruggero Deodato, starring Franco Nero, Patrick Wayne, Lisa Blount, and Eli Wallach. No evidence the film was ever made or released. She executive produced The Accountant (2001) which was written and directed by her husband, McKinnon, and won the Oscar for "best live action short". Lisa Blount's mother, Louise, found her dead on October 25, 2010 (age 53) in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA in her home after two days of not being able to reach her. Louise claims that at the time of her daughter's death, she (Lisa) was suffering from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder, in which low levels of platelets keep blood from clotting and lead to bleeding and bruising. No signs of foul play were reported by Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper but he did not release cause of death. The police report listed her death as 'natural'. Her husband, Ray McKinnon, had been out of town at the time filming the remake of "Footloose" in Atlanta. They had been living in Little Rock, AR since 2005 after moving there due to Blount's health problems.

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Jul 1, 1957 In Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Randy & the Mob 2007-10-13
Known For
Poster of Blind Fury
Poster of An Officer and a Gentleman
Poster of Dead & Buried
Poster of The Swap
Movie Randy & the Mob Charlotte Pearson 2007-10-13
Movie Chrystal Chrystal 2004-02-26
Movie Birdseye Vicky Sharpless 2002-08-07
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie One Last Score Sarah Cooper-Toole 1999-09-29
Series Cracker Unknown 1997-09-18
Movie Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story Mary Mandrell 1997-09-28
Series Profit Unknown 1996-04-08
Movie Box of Moonlight Purlene Dupre 1996-08-29
Movie Stalked Janie 1994-01-01
Movie Murder Between Friends Janet Myers 1994-01-10
Movie Judicial Consent District attorney 1994-01-01
Movie Needful Things Cora Rusk (uncredited) 1993-08-27
Movie An American Story Becky Meadows 1992-11-29
Movie In Sickness and in Health Carmen 1992-03-08
Series Sons and Daughters Mary Ruth Hammersmith 1991-01-04
Movie Femme Fatale Jenny Purge 1991-03-01
Movie Great Balls of Fire! Lois Brown 1989-06-30
Movie Out Cold Phyllis 1989-03-03
Movie Blind Fury Annie Winchester 1989-08-17
Movie South of Reno Anette Clark 1988-04-22
Movie Unholy Matrimony Karen Sader 1988-10-03
Movie Nightflyers Audrey 1987-10-23
Movie Prince of Darkness Catherine Danforth 1987-10-23
Movie Annihilator Cindy 1986-04-07
Movie Radioactive Dreams Miles Archer 1986-09-19
Series Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
Movie Cease Fire Paula Murphy 1985-10-18
Movie Cut and Run Fran Hudson 1985-08-08
Movie What Waits Below Leslie Peterson 1984-11-19
Movie Murder Me, Murder You Michelle Jameson 1983-04-09
Series Boone 1983-09-26
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Movie An Officer and a Gentleman Lynette Pomeroy 1982-07-28
Series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Talley 1982-09-19
Movie Dead & Buried Girl on the Beach / Nurse Lisa 1981-05-29
Series Magnum, P.I. Unknown 1980-12-11
Movie The Swap Vivian Buck 1979-10-12
Movie September 30, 1955 Billie Jean Turner 1977-08-19
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24