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Oscar-winning actress Lisa Blount dies at 53

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published October 27, 2010 at 3:59 p.m.

Producers Ray McKinnon and Lisa Blount celebrate their movie release "Randy & The Mob"

Arkansas native and actor-producer Lisa Blount, 53, was found dead in her Heights home Wednesday by her mother.

Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper said that Blount likely died on Monday and that there were no signs of foul play in Blount’s North Woodrow Street home.

Blount’s husband, film actor, screenwriter, director and producer Ray McKinnon, was out of town this week.

Blount and McKinnon, moved to Little Rock in 2005.

Blount won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film as producer for 2001’s The Accountant, along with McKinnon, who directed and starred in the film.

Blount’s debut movie role was as a friend of Debra Winger’s character in 1982’s An Officer and A Gentleman.

Born in Fayetteville, Blount grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1975.

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kavanaughist says... October 27, 2010 at 5:09 p.m.

Terrible news. But it's pretty basic hometown reporting to know that North Woodrow St. is located in Hillcrest, just steps from Stifft Station. Not the Heights.

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jedog says... October 31, 2010 at 6:32 a.m.

Media gets a lot of stuff incorrect... so what is new? Sad news for me too... watched her Off..and Gent..movie few weeks ago...now this>>>

sad for me... RIP Lisa

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rainbowharold55 says... October 31, 2010 at 7:05 a.m.

I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa and Ray at the Documentary Festival Gala in Hot Springs a few years back. Not only was Lisa an extremely talented actress, she was a genuinely nice human being. She will be missed.

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