Lisa Blount Dies At 53
Actress Lisa Blount, best known for her role in the 1982 movie “An Officer and a Gentleman,” was found dead in her home in Little Rock, Arkansas on Wednesday. She was 53 years old.
However, the Pulaski County Coroner’s office said according to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the actress probably died on Monday. The cause of death is still unknown and the one to find the body was Lisa’s mother. However, according to the authorities there were no sings of foul play. The actress’s mother told the officers that Lisa had suffered from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis for 17 years. According to The New York Times, the woman also added that during the past days before the tragic event she had complained of back and neck pain. The actress’s mother told RadarOnline.com that Lisa suffered from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. “I think that might have been part of the problem when she passed away because when I found her she had a purple look on her neck that looked like blood on the surface,” Louise Blount said.
Lisa Blount was a well known and appreciated actress. In fact, she was nominated for a Golden Globe and she also won the “Favorite Female Newcomer” title in 1983, after a US magazine poll. Anyhow, overall, she made more than 40 acting appearances in both film and television and she produced three movies, one of them being an Oscar winner. “The Account,” movie released in 2002 which co-started Ray McKinnon, Lisa’s husband, won the Oscar for best live-action short film. And McKinnon’s role was really important in this project, the actor being considered by his wife her biggest support in winning the award. Still, her most famous role remains the one in “An Officer and a Gentleman,” movie that also starred famous Hollywood actor, Richard Gere.
Lisa Blount’s also made a serial of appearances in different television shows, including “Murder, She Wrote” and “Picket Fences.” Other projects of the famous actress include “Great Balls of Fire!,” movie released in 1989 about Jerry Lee Lewis, which starts Winona Ryder and Dennis Quaid. She was the star of “Crystal,” a movie directed by her husband in 2004.11