'Officer and a Gentleman' Actress Lisa Blount Dies at 53
Blount also won an Oscar for live-action short in 2001 as a producer on "The Accountant" along with her husband, Ray McKinnon, who directed and starred in the film.
Lisa Blount, an actress and Academy Award-winning filmmaker, was found dead in her home in Little Rock, Ark., on Wednesday by her mother. She was 53.
According to Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper, Blount likely died Monday. Camper said there were no signs of foul play.
Blount won an Oscar for best live-action short film as a producer on "The Accountant" (2001) along with her husband, Ray McKinnon, who directed and starred in the film.
Blount's turn as Lynette Pomeroy, the cynical, insecure best friend to Debra Winger's Paula in "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982), earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination and helped launch her career.
Other credits include "Prince of Darkness" (1989), "Great Balls of Fire!" (1989), "Needful Things" (1993), "Box of Moon Light" (1996) and "Chrystal" (2004).
Blount recently filmed the pilot for FX's "Outlaw Country."
Blount, a native of Arkansas, and McKinnon moved to Little Rock in 2005.