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      Darlanne Fluegel

      Darlanne Fluegel

      Highest Rated: 88% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

      Lowest Rated: 21% Pet Sematary Two (1992)

      Birthday: Nov 25, 1958

      Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

      Darlanne Fluegel was an American actress and model born on November 25, 1953 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. One of six children, Fluegel grew up primarily in Binghamton, New York, and when her father died when she was 16, she decided to start modeling to support her mother. She started modeling for the Ford Agency in New York City in 1974, where she stayed until 1981 when she decided to pursue acting full time. Before then, however, she did make her film debut in "Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978), a thriller directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones. Fluegel also appeared in the Roger Corman-produced sci-fi flick "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980). As part of her full-time pursuit of acting, she studied with Stella Adler. Her big break came in 1984, when she played Eve in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) opposite Robert De Niro. The next year, she made her television debut in the pilot episode of "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992), and landed another role in a hugely critically acclaimed film: "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985). Fluegel then starred in the action-comedy film "Running Scared" (1986) opposite Billy Crystal. That same year, she appeared in an episode each of two revered 1950s anthology TV show revivals: "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1985-89) and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (NBC, 1985-89). Fluegel also joined the main cast of the short-lived "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88) for the first season, playing the wife of star Dennis Farina's character. At this time, her roles started to be further and further apart, and with considerably less star power. She was part of the main cast of the crime drama "Hunter" (NBC, 1984-1991) for its final season, and made her final film appearance in the direct-to-video "Darkman III: Die Darkman Die" (1996). Retired from acting at that point, Fluegel went on to teach acting and drama at the University of Central Floriday. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease at age 56. Fluegel died from complications of the disease at age 64 on December 15, 2017. She was survived by a daughter, Jenna Carey, and a son, Coulter Small.

      Highest rated movies

      To Live and Die in L.A.
      Once Upon a Time in America
      Running Scared
      Eyes of Laura Mars
      Tough Guys
      Battle Beyond the Stars
      Darkman III: Die Darkman Die
      Lock Up

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      BULLETPROOF, from left: William Smith, Darlanne Fluegel, 1988. ©Cinetel Films BULLETPROOF, from left: Darlanne Fluegel, Henry Silva, 1988. ©Cinetel Films TOUGH GUYS, from left, front, Kirk Douglas, Darlanne Fluegel, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers (Flea, Anthony Kiedis, Cliff Martinez, Hillel Slovak), 1986, ©Buena Vista Pictures THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, Lisa Taylor, Darlanne Fluegel, 1978 EYES OF LAURA MARS, from left: Darlanne Fluegel, Lisa Taylor, 1978 ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, Robert DeNiro, Darlanne Fluegel, 1984. (c) Warner Bros.. ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, (aka, C'ERA UNA VOLTA IN AMERICA), from front left: Tuesday Weld, James Woods, Robert De Niro, Darlanne Fluegel, 1984. © Warner Bros TOUGH GUYS, Darlanne Fluegel, Kirk Douglas, 1986, (c)Buena Vista Pictures THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, Darlanne Fluegel, Lisa Taylor, 1978 FREEWAY, Darlanne Fluegel, Richard Belzer, 1988, (c)New World Pictures TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., William L. Petersen, Darlanne Fluegel, 1985, (c) United Artists FREEWAY, Darlanne Fluegel, 1988, (c)New World Pictures THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, Darlanne Fluegel, Lisa Taylor, 1978 THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, Lisa Taylor, Darlanne Fluegel, 1978 RUNNING SCARED, Billy Crystal, Darlanne Fluegel, 1986, (c)MGM LOCK UP, Sylvester Stallone, Darlanne Fluegel, 1989, (c)TriStar Pictures TOUGH GUYS, (standing l-r): Eli Wallach, Dana Carvey, Charles Durning, (seated l-r): Alexis Smith, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Darlanne Fluegel, 1986, (c)Buena Vista Pictures BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, Richard Thomas and Darlanne Fluegel, 1980, (c) New World Pictures BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS, Darlanne Fluegel, 1980, (c) New World LOCK UP, Sylvester Stallone, Darlanne Fluegel, 1989, (c)TriStar Pictures

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Land of the Rising Fastball Producer - 2010
      33% 21% Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Dr. Bridget Thorne (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery Pat Chambers (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 14% Breaking Point Dana Preston/Molly Carpenter (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 70% Relative Fear Linda Pratman (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 25% Scanner Cop Dr. Joan Alden (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 33% Slaughter of the Innocents Susan Broderick (Character) - 1993
      21% 31% Pet Sematary Two Renee Hallow (Character) $15.1M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Sky Phyllis "Bird" McNamara (Character) - 1990
      31% 50% Lock Up Melissa (Character) $20.3M 1989
      No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Capt. Devon Shepard (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 18% Freeway Sarah `'Sunny'` Harper (Character) $106.0K 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Stranger Peggy Martin (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Heat Peggy Martin (Character) - 1988
      53% 56% Tough Guys Skye (Character) $20.5M 1986
      63% 58% Running Scared Anna Costanzo (Character) $37.6M 1986
      88% 78% To Live and Die in L.A. Ruth Lanier (Character) $16.6M 1985
      87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Eve (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Concrete Beat Stephanie (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Fight Sally (Character) - 1983
      50% 42% Battle Beyond the Stars Nanelia (Character) - 1980
      61% 43% Eyes of Laura Mars Lulu (Character) - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Julie Torello (Character) 1986-1988 2019 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Off. Joanne Molenski (Character),
      Joanne Molenski (Guest Star)
      1990-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Lacey (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
      No Score Yet 78% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985