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General Hospital and One Life To Live Actress Deanna Lund Dead at 81

Veteran actress Deanna Lund has passed away at the age of 81 from pancreatic cancer. Best known for her role of Valerie Ames Scott in the cult classic Irwin Allen TV series Land Of The Giants, she also had a couple roles in daytime soap operas. In 1976, she played Peggy Lowell on General Hospital, and from 1980-81, she played Virginia Keyser on One Life To Live. Lund also famously was offered the role of Rosemary’s friend, Terry Gionoffrio (eventually played by Victoria Vetri), in the film Rosemary’s Baby, but was unable to accept the part because Irwin Allen did not believe she would be through filming in time for her starring role in Land Of The Giants. On the big screen, Lund could be seen in films such as Hardly Working, with Jerry Lewis, and Stick, with Burt Reynolds, as well as horror movies such as Elves, Witch Story,
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Deanna Lund Dead at 81

Actress Deanna Lund died on June 22 at her home in Century City of pancreatic cancer. She was 81.

Lund played one of the seven castaways trying to survive in a world of large, unfriendly people on the 1960s ABC series Land of the Giants. Her Valerie Scott was a selfish party girl on the Irwin Allen-created series, which aired for two seasons, from September 1968 until March 1970.

Set in the year 1983, 20th Century Fox's Land of the Giants revolved around the crew and passengers of the spaceship Spindrift, which on the way to London crashed on a planet whose humanoid inhabitants were hostile and unbelievably huge. The show was extremely expensive to make, costing a reported $250,000 an episode.

The sexy Lund had appeared as a redheaded lesbian stripper opposite Frank Sinatra in Tony Rome (1967) and as Anna Gram, a moll working for The Riddler (John Astin), on ABC's Batman, leading
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