'Officer and a Gentleman' Star Lisa Blount, 53, Dies

8:04 AM PST 10/28/2010 by THR staff
Courtesty of TriStar Pictures

The Pulaski County Coroner says there were no signs of foul play when her body was found in her Little Rock, Ark. home Wednesday.

Lisa Blount, an actress and Oscar-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. He said there were no signs of foul play.

Blount, as producer, and her husband Roy McKinnon, as director and star, won Academy Awards in 2002 when The Accountant was named best live-action short film.

Blount received a Golden Globe nomination for her supporting turn as the best friend of Debra Winger's character in An Officer and a Gentleman. Her other credits included Prince of Darkness and Great Balls of Fire!

Blount recently filmed the pilot for FX's Outlaw Country. A native of Arkansas, she and McKinnon moved to Little Rock in 2005.

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