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. She had the female lead roles in a number of films throughout the 1980s.
Fluegel started her modeling career in 1974 and ended it in 1981. She made her screen debut with a supporting role in the 1978 film Eyes of Laura Mars. 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. She later had a recurring role on Wiseguy, and from 1990 to 1991 was a regular cast member in the final season of Hunter. Fluegel taught acting as a professor at the University of Central Florida (2002-07).
Diagnosed at age 56 with early onset Alzheimer's disease, Fluegel died on December 15, 2017 at the age of 64.
|1978||Eyes of Laura Mars||Lulu|
|1980||Battle Beyond the Stars||Nanelia|
|1983||The Last Fight||Sally|
|1984||Once Upon a Time in America||Eve|
|1985||To Live and Die in L.A.||Ruth Lanier|
|1986||Running Scared||Anna Costanzo|
|1988||Bulletproof||Capt. Devon Shepard|
|1988||Freeway||Sarah 'Sunny' Harper|
|1990||Deadly Stranger||Peggy Martin|
|1990||Fatal Sky||Phyllis 'Bird' McNamara|
|1992||Pet Sematary Two||Renee Hallow|
|1993||Slaughter of the Innocents||Susan Broderick|
|1994||Breaking Point||Dana Preston / Molly Carpenter|
|1994||Scanner Cop||Dr. Joan Alden||Direct-to-video|
|1994||Relative Fear||Linda Pratman|
|1996||Darkman III: Die Darkman Die||Dr. Bridget Thorne||Direct-to-video|
|2008||No Worries||Sara||Short film|
|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|