Thursday, June 28, 2018

Deanna Lund Passes On

Deanna Lund, who guest starred on such shows as Batman and starred on the TV show Land of the Giants, died on June 22 2018 at the age of 81. The cause was pancreatic cancer.

Deanna Lund was born on May 30 1937 in Oak Park, Illinois. She grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. She studied acting at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She briefly worked as a weather girl for a local Miami TV station. She made her television debut in a guest appearance on Burke's Law in 1965. In the Sixties she guest starred on such shows as The Loner, The Road West, Laredo, T.H.E. Cat, Batman, and Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre. She began playing Valerie Scott on Land of the Giants in 1968. The show lasted for two seasons and she remained with the series for its entire run. Miss Lund made her film debut in 1965 in Once Upon a Coffee House. In the Sixties she appeared in such films as Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965), Sting of Death (1965), Johnny Tiger (1966), Dimension 5 (1966), and Tony Rome (1967).

In the Seventies Deanna Lund guest starred on such shows as Search; Love, American Style; The Waltons; General Hospital; The Incredible Hulk; and One Life to Live. She appeared in the films Hustle (1975) and Hardly Working (1980). In the Eighties she appeared in such films as Stick (1985), If We Knew Then (1987), Hammerhead (1987), Streghe (1989), Elves (1989), Girl Talk (1989), and The Girl I Want (1990). She finished out her career appearing in the films Roots of Evil (1991), Extreme Horror (2001), and Boned (2015).

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