Darlanne Fluegel

Darlanne Fluegel

Born: November 25, 1953
Died: December 15, 2017 (at age 64)
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States

Darlanne Fluegel (November 25, 1953 - December 15, 2017) was an American actress and model.[1] She had the female lead roles in a number of films throughout the 1980s.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,[2] Fluegel started her modeling career in 1974 and ended it in 1981.[3] During that time she worked for Eileen Ford in her modeling agency and took acting lessons from Stella Adler.[2]

She made her screen debut with a supporting role in the 1978 film Eyes of Laura Mars.[1] Her first major film role was as Nanelia in the cult sci-fi film Battle Beyond the Stars (1980). She was featured in Sergio Leone's film Once Upon a Time in America (1984) as Robert De Niro's girlfriend Eve, and in Tough Guys (1986) as Kirk Douglas' girlfriend. In 1985, she appeared in To Live and Die in L.A. as Ruth Lanier, the love interest of William Petersen's main character, Secret Service Agent Richard Chance. Not long afterward, in 1986, she portrayed Billy Crystal's ex-wife, Anna, in the buddy-cop action comedy Running Scared. As a lead actress, Fluegel starred in the independent film Freeway (1988).

Fluegel had the main role in the first season of the NBC drama series Crime Story from 1986 to 1987.[3] 1989 lock up with Sylvester Stallone She later had a recurring role on Wiseguy, and from 1990 to 1991 was a regular cast member in the final season of Hunter.[1] Fluegel taught acting as a professor at the University of Central Florida (2002-07).

Personal life

From 1983 until 2004, Fluegel was married to Michael Ira Small. They had two children.[2]


Diagnosed at age 56 with early onset Alzheimer's disease,[4] Fluegel died at her Orlando, Florida, home[2] on December 15, 2017, at the age of 64.[4]


1989: Condenação Brutal,com Silvester Stallone


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Concrete Beat Stephanie Television film
1985 MacGyver Barbara Spencer Episode: Pilot
1986 The Twilight Zone Mom Episode: "Gramma/Personal Demons/Cold Reading"
1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Zoe Episode: "Enough Rope for Two"
1986-1987 Crime Story Julie Torello Main role (season 1), 11 episodes
1990 Wiseguy Lacey Recurring role, 5 episodes
1990-1991 Hunter Off. Joanne Molenski Main role (season 7), 15 episodes
1994 Come Die with Me Pat Chambers Television film

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