Lisa Blount, “An Officer and a Gentelman” Star, dies aged 53

Lisa Blount, best known for playing Debra Winger’s friend, Lynette Pomeroy, in the classic 1982 film “An Officer and a Gentleman, has died at the age of 53.

According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Blount was found dead Wednesday at her home in Little Rock by her mother.   According to Garland Camper the Pulaski County Coroner  Blount appeared to have died on Monday and there were no signs of foul play.

Her husband Ray McKinnon, was out of town this week.

In 2001, Blount won an Oscar for best live-action short film as producer of “The Accountant,”  a movie directed by her husband.

Other film credits include “Great Balls of Fire,” “Box of Moon Light,” and the 2004 movie “Chrystal,” which also starred actor Billy Bob Thornton.

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