It’s been a bad couple of weeks for celebrities – the latest to pass is Lisa Blount, who is perhaps best known for her stirring portrayal of Lynette Pomeroy in An Officer and a Gentleman. Blount is believed to have died Monday, although her body was not found until Wednesday, as her husband was out of town. She was 53.
In addition to her acting work in An Officer and a Gentleman, Blount was an Oscar-winning producer, with the 2002 short film, The Accountant – a collaboration between Blount and then-husband Ray McKinnon, winning the Academy Award for best live-action short film.
Blount also appeared on television throughout her career, with notable appearances in Picket Fences and Moonlighting. You can see Blount’s work in the official trailer for An Officer and a Gentleman below.
You can find Lisa Blount’s work on DVD here.