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Actress Lisa Blount, memorable for 'An Officer and a Gentleman,' is found dead at 53


Lisa Blount, 53, who played Lynette Pomeroy in the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman" and won an Academy Award for producing the 2001 live-action short film "the accountant," was found dead Wednesday by her mother at her home in Little Rock, Ark., the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper told the newspaper that Blount appeared to have died Monday. He said there were no signs of foul play.

Blount, a native of Fayetteville, Ark., and her husband, Ray McKinnon, moved to Arkansas from Los Angeles in 2005. McKinnon directed and starred in "the accountant," and he wrote and directed the 2004 film "Chrystal," which Blount starred in opposite Billy Bob Thornton.

In "An Officer and a Gentleman," Blount played a factory worker who gets involved with the cadet played by David Keith alongside the couple played by Debra Winger and Richard Gere.

More later at

-- Claire Noland

Photo: Linda Blount and David Keith in a scene from "An Officer and a Gentleman."

Credit: Paramount Pictures

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Seems that the "Billy Bob Thornton Curse" continues.

I'm very sad to hear this. This was a lovely actress, who had a less than easy time in Hollywood for reasons that will never be clear. it's too soon for this. She will be terribly missed.

another good actor gone from my era again, it reminds me that life is to short no matter who u are

I believe she stoled the show in "An Officer In a Gentleman", along with David Keith and Louis Gossett, Jr. Richard Gere and Debra Winger were the stars, but they didn't hold a candle to her. Lisa Blount, RIP. Blessings.


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