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Officer and a Gentleman Actress Lisa Blount Dies at 53

Lisa Blount, an Oscar-winning producer and an actress best known for her co-starring role in An Officer and a Gentleman, has died. She was 53. See other celebrities we've lost this year Blount was found dead ...

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Lisa Blount, an Oscar-winning producer and an actress best known for her co-starring role in An Officer and a Gentleman, has died. She was 53.

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Blount was found dead in her Little Rock, Ark., home Wednesday by her mother, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Though a statement by her publicist did not provide a cause of death, Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper told TVGuide.com that there were no signs of foul play. Her husband, director-producer Ray McKinnon (Apollo 13, The Bind Side), was out of town at the time.

Blount earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as Debra Winger's friend, Lynette Pomeroy, in the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman. In 2001, she won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film as the producer of that year's The Accountant, in which she and her husband co-starred.

Blount's other film credits include Needful Things, Great Balls of Fire, Box of Moonlight, Prince of Darkness and Chrystal. She also co-starred with Heroes' Adrian Pasdar in the short-lived Fox series Profitin 1996.