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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1 July 1957Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Date of Death 25 October 2010Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Lisa Blount was born on July 1, 1957 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. She was an actress and producer, known for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982), Prince of Darkness (1987) and Chrystal (2004). She was married to Ray McKinnon and Christopher Tufty. She died on October 25, 2010 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Spouse (2)

Ray McKinnon (1998 - 25 October 2010) (her death)
Christopher Tufty (19 March 1982 - ?) (divorced)

Trivia (10)

Grew up in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1975.
Voted "Favorite Female Newcomer" in 1983 by "US" magazine readers poll.
Quit high school at age sixteen and enrolled at the University of Arkansas despite not having a high school diploma.
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).
Was known as the "scream queen" star of a few 80s horror movies.
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).
Her brother Greg Blount appeared on one episode of American Gladiators (1989) but was injured and unable to participate further.
Married to actor/writer/director Ray McKinnon in 1998, she executive produced The Accountant (2001) which was written and directed by McKinnon and won the Oscar for "best live action short".
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's mother, Louise, who found her daughter dead, claims that at the time of her daughter's death, she (Lisa) was suffering from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in which low levels of platelets keep blood from clotting and lead to bleeding and bruising.

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