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Amanda Peterson (I) (1971–2015)


Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie (1982), directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston. To participate in "Annie", she had to persuade ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 43) in Greeley, Colorado, USA

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Known For

Can't Buy Me Love
Can't Buy Me Love Cindy Mancini
(1987)
Explorers
Explorers Lori Swenson
(1985)
Annie
Annie Dancer
(1982)
Listen to Me
Listen to Me Donna Lumis
(1989)

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 1993 Jack's Place (TV Series)
Elodie Rayburn
- True Love Ways (1993) ... Elodie Rayburn
- Faithful Henry (1993) ... Elodie Rayburn
- Gypsies, Champs and Thieves (1993) ... Elodie Rayburn
- Who Knew? (1993) ... Elodie Rayburn
 1991 Hell Hath No Fury (TV Movie)
Michelle Ferguson
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
Bernadette Callen
- Vinnie's Blind Date (1990) ... Bernadette Callen
 1989 Love and Betrayal (TV Movie)
Stephanie
 1987-1988 A Year in the Life (TV Series)
Sunny Sisk
- Love Mother (1988) ... Sunny Sisk
- Peter Creek Road (1988) ... Sunny Sisk
- The Politics of Being (1988) ... Sunny Sisk
- Glory Days (1988) ... Sunny Sisk
- Common Ground (1988) ... Sunny Sisk
 1986 Carly Mills (TV Short)
Trisha Mills
 1986 A Year in the Life (TV Mini-Series)
Sunny Sisk
- Christmas '86 (1986) ... Sunny Sisk
- Springtime/Autumn (1986) ... Sunny Sisk
- The First Christmas (1986) ... Sunny Sisk
 1985 And the Children Shall Lead (TV Movie)
Jenny
 1983-1984 Boone (TV Series)
Squirt Sawyer
- The Runaway (1984) ... Squirt Sawyer
- The Front Line (1984) ... Squirt Sawyer
- Hard to Get (1984) ... Squirt Sawyer
- Second Fiddle (1983) ... Squirt Sawyer
- Words and Music (1983) ... Squirt Sawyer
 1984 Best Kept Secrets (TV Movie)
Gretchen
 1982 Silver Spoons (TV Series)
Sally Frumbel
- Takin' a Chance on Love (1982) ... Sally Frumbel
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Elizabeth
- Matthew and Elizabeth (1982) ... Elizabeth
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Other Works:

(Sunday, June 3, 2012) Amanda Peterson participated in a beautiful photo shoot produced by KR "Kasha-Ryan" Productions, made on location in Greeley, Colorado.

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mandy Peterson

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I just love to act. I like to get away, totally play a different character, someone you can get really involved in knowing. I've gotten really involved in some characters and written down little summaries of where they live and what their families are like. You can really get into it -- especially in the movies, where you really have the time to get into your character and play her well. See more »

Trivia:

When Amanda Peterson was 15 years old she suffered a traumatizing rape by a 27 years old man, which her family chose not to disclose until after her death. See more »

Nickname:

Mandy

Star Sign:

Cancer

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