Lisa Blount

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Lisa Blount
Lisa Blount.jpg
BornLisa S. Blount
(1957-07-01)July 1, 1957
Fayetteville, Arkansas
DiedOctober 27, 2010(2010-10-27) (aged 53)
Little Rock, Arkansas
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1957–2010
Spouse(s)Christopher Tufty (m. 19??–19??; divorced)
Ray McKinnon (m. 1998–2010; her death)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
2001 The Accountant
 
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Lisa Blount
Lisa Blount.jpg
BornLisa S. Blount
(1957-07-01)July 1, 1957
Fayetteville, Arkansas
DiedOctober 27, 2010(2010-10-27) (aged 53)
Little Rock, Arkansas
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1957–2010
Spouse(s)Christopher Tufty (m. 19??–19??; divorced)
Ray McKinnon (m. 1998–2010; her death)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
2001 The Accountant

Lisa S. Blount (July 1, 1957, Fayetteville, Arkansas  – October 27, 2010 Little Rock, Arkansas[1]) was an American film and television actress and Oscar-winning producer.

Career[edit]

Blount was raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas. She started working in show business with her debut in Sam's Song (1969). After graduating from Jacksonville High School and studying theatre at Valdosta State University, she landed several small television roles.

She is likely best-remembered for her film role as Lynette Pomeroy in An Officer and a Gentleman. Another memorable role was that of Jim Profit's outrageous stepmother Bobbi Stakowski in the short-lived but critically acclaimed Fox TV series Profit. She starred in Prince of Darkness as the love interest to Jameson Parker, who would play a more important role in the story as it progressed. She appeared in season two (1986) of Moonlighting in the episode, "Sleep Talkin' Guy".

Blount later became a producer and, along with her husband Ray McKinnon, won the Academy Award for best live action short film for the 2001 film, The Accountant. That film also credits her as wardrobe mistress.[2] Blount produced and acted in the film Chrystal, starring Billy Bob Thornton.

Death[edit]

Blount was found dead in her Little Rock, Arkansas, home by her mother on October 27, 2010. The coroner told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Blount appeared to have died two days earlier. No foul play was suspected, according to the Pulaski County Coroner.[3][4]

Her mother told RadarOnline.com her daughter had suffered from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in which low levels of platelets keep blood from clotting and lead to bleeding and bruising. "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.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1977September 30, 1955Billie Jean Turner
1979The SwapVivan BuckNew scenes
1981Dead & BuriedGirl on the Beach/Lisa
1982An Officer and a GentlemanLynette PomeroyNominated — Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year
1984What Waits BelowLeslie Peterson
1985Radioactive DreamsMiles Archer
1985Cut and RunFran Hudson
1985Cease FirePaula Murphy
1987NightflyersAudrey
1987Prince of DarknessCatherine Danfourth
1988South of RenoAnette Clark
1989Out ColdPhyllis
1989Great Balls of Fire!Lois Brown
1989Blind FuryAnnie Winchester
1991Femme FataleJenny Purge
1993Needful ThingsCora RuskUncredited
1994StalkedJanie
1994Judicial ConsentTheresa Lewis
1996Box of Moon LightPurlene Dupre
1999If... Dog... Rabbit...Sarah Cooper-Toole
2002A.K.A. BirdseyeVicky Sharpless
2005ChrystalChrystalBest Actress Award – Stockholm Film Festival
2007Randy and the MobCharlotte Pearson
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1977The Gong ShowAppears on The Gong ShowEpisode: Same episode with Pee Wee Herman
1982Seven Brides for Seven BrothersTalleyEpisode: "Daniel's Song"
1983Murder Me, Murder YouMichelle JamesonTelevision film
1984BooneSonny WatsonEpisode: "Hard to Get"
1985Stormin' HomeSissy RigettiTelevision film
1986MoonlightingTobyEpisode: "Sleep Talkin' Guy"
1986AnnihilatorCindyTelevision film
1986Deadly NightmaresMirandaEpisode: "One Last Prayer"
1986StarmanAngelaEpisode: "Secrets"
1987Magnum, P.I.Andrea NicholsonEpisode: "Out of Sync"
1988CBS Summer PlayhousePat YaraslovskyEpisode: "Off Duty"
1988Unholy MatrimonyKaren SaderTelevision film
1990Murder, She WroteAndrea Bascomb DouglasEpisode: "Always a Thief"
1991Sons and DaughtersMary Ruth Hammersmith7 episodes
1992In Sickness and in HealthCarmenTelevision film
1992Picket FencesMelanie MarinoEpisode: "Pilot"
1992An American StoryBecky MeadowsTelevision film
1994Murder Between FriendsJanet MyersTelevision film
1995The ClientBerniceEpisode: "Them That Has..."
1997Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell StoryMary MandrellTelevision film
1997FitzDiana FallsEpisode: "Sons and Lovers"
1996–1997ProfitBobbi StakowskiLead role; 8 episodes
1999TrafficTelevision mini-series
2002Judging AmyJean CollinsEpisode: "Every Stranger's Face I See"
2003TrashLisaTelevision film
Producer
YearTitleNotes
2001The AccountantShort film
Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action (shared with Ray McKinnon)
Spirit of Slamdance Award (shared with Ray McKinnon & Walton Goggins)
2004Chrystal
2007Randy and the MobSpirit of Slamdance Award (shared with Ray McKinnon & Walton Goggins)

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