|Occupation Actress, producer|
Parents Louise Blount
Role Film actress
|Name Lisa Blount|
Years active 1977–2010
Siblings Greg Blount
|Full Name Lisa Suzanne Blount|
Born July 1, 1957 (1957-07-01) Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
Cause of death Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
Resting place Cedar Grove Cemetery, Arkansas, U.S.
Awards Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film2001 The Accountant
Died October 25, 2010, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Spouse Ray McKinnon (m. 1998–2010)
Movies An Officer and a Gentleman, Prince of Darkness, Chrystal, Blind Fury, Dead & Buried
Similar People Ray McKinnon, Debra Winger, David Keith, Lisa Eilbacher, Jameson Parker
Academy award winning lisa blount dies at 53
Lisa Suzanne Blount (July 1, 1957 – October 27, 2010) was an American film and television actress, and Oscar-winning producer.
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- Early life
A Tribute to Lisa Blount
Blount was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas to Glen Roscoe Blount and Margaret Louise Martin, and raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas. After graduating from Jacksonville High School and studying theatre at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Valdosta State University in Georgia, she landed several small television roles. She returned to college in 1986, this time at San Francisco State University, where she completed her degree in Theater Arts and spent the '86/'87 academic year competing on SFSU's Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team. In the fall of '87 she was cast as the female lead in the American Conservatory Theater's highly successful revival of the musical Hair.
Blount appeared in the acclaimed drama An Officer and a Gentleman and the 1987 cult horror film Prince of Darkness . Another memorable role was that of Jim Profit's outrageous stepmother Bobbi Stakowski in the short-lived television series Profit. She appeared in season two of Moonlighting in the episode, "Sleep Talkin' Guy" (1986).
Blount later became a producer and, along with her husband Ray McKinnon, won the Academy Award for best live action short film for the 2001 film The Accountant. That film also credits her as wardrobe mistress. Blount produced and acted in Chrystal, which starred Billy Bob Thornton.
Blount was found dead in her Little Rock, Arkansas, home by her mother on October 27, 2010. The coroner told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Blount appeared to have died two days earlier. No foul play was suspected, according to the Pulaski County Coroner.
Although the coroner did not release an official cause of death, Blount's mother told RadarOnline.com her daughter had suffered from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in which low levels of platelets keep blood from clotting and lead to bleeding and bruising. "I think that might have been part of the problem when she passed away because when I found her she had a purple look on her neck that looked like blood on the surface".