Cindy Morgan

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Cindy Morgan
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Born Cynthia Ann Cichorski
(1954-09-29) September 29, 1954 (age 60)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Website
http://www.cindy-morgan.com/

Cindy Morgan (born Cynthia Ann Cichorski; September 29, 1954) is an American actress best known for her appearances as Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.[1]

Biography[edit]

She was born in Chicago, Illinois to Polish and German parents. Morgan attended 12 years of Catholic school and was the first in her family to attend college.[citation needed]

While studying communications at Northern Illinois University, Morgan played records on the radio.[2] A commercial station in town wanted her to report the news for them as well, and so a slight deception was needed. She used the name Cindy Morgan, taken from a story she read about Morgan le Fay when she was twelve years old.[3]

After graduation, Morgan gave all the latest meteorological news on a television station in Rockford, Illinois. She also kept her hand in radio by working the graveyard shift at a local rock station. Then she returned to Chicago and deejayed on WSDM-FM (now WLUP-FM). During a labor dispute at the station, she literally quit on the air and walked out with a record still spinning on the turntable.

She found employment at auto shows for Fiat, which took her to both coasts. Morgan moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and became the Irish Spring girl. While she did television commercials, she studied acting, and was rewarded with her first screen role in Caddyshack, playing the role of Lacey Underall opposite Chevy Chase.[4]

"Caddyshack was my first film and I'll say that the end product was so completely different, it was originally about the caddies. So at first, I had nothing to lose to audition. It was fun. All I did was focus on making the person sweat. Look 'em in the eye, do that thing many women know how to..."[5]

Disney made film history with Tron, the first computer-generated film. Morgan played two characters: Lora, a computer programmer in the "real" world, and Yori, her alter-ego in the film's computer generated flights of imagination.[6]

Morgan has many television and film credits, including portraying two different roles on the prime time soap opera Falcon Crest during the course of its run (Lance Cumson's love interest Lori Chapman in season 1, and Chase Gioberti's love interest Gabrielle Short from seasons 6-7). She made two appearances on Matlock as different characters. Her other credits include The Larry Sanders Show, Amazing Stories, CHiPs, and Bring 'Em Back Alive.

Morgan also associate-produced five films with Larry Estes, best known for Sex, Lies, and Videotape.

According to the documentary Caddyshack: The Inside Story, Morgan is currently a resident of Florida and is working on a book about her experiences during the making of Caddyshack.

Morgan did not participate in the making of Tron Legacy, the sequel to her 1982 film, nor does she appear in any of the retrospective materials produced in conjunction with the sequel for use in a DVD/Blu-ray reissue of the film in 2011. She did, however, reunite with her costar Bruce Boxleitner, in character as Lora, in a mock news conference on April 2, 2010 promoting the release of Tron Legacy.[7]

Charitable works[edit]

Morgan, whose father fought in World War II, is passionate about supporting the US military and helping to alleviate the financial hardship felt by those who have been called upon to serve in the recent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq[neutrality is disputed]. She was director of the Caddyshack Reunion Golf Tournament in 2006, which reunited some of the cast of Caddyshack (Morgan included), along with other celebrities. Subtitled "Playing For The Home Team" and hosted at Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook, Illinois, the tournament raised funds (and awareness) to benefit the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund, an organization that helps the families of National Guard members and reservists on active duty.

Voice acting[edit]

Morgan spent years in television and radio before becoming an actress. She did the weather at 6 and 10 in Rockford, Illinois, and weekends in Milwaukee. She was the morning drive DJ at the Chicago radio station WSDM, now "The Loop." She ran camera and was an FCC licensed sound engineer. In 2006, Morgan provided the voice of Emily S. Preston in the Night Traveler multimedia adventure series produced by Lunar Moth Entertainment. She also voiced Ma3a in Buena Vista Interactive's PC game Tron 2.0 in 2003.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1979 Up Your Ladder Elaine
1980 Caddyshack Lacey Underall
1982 Tron Lora/Yori
1985 The Midnight Hour Vicky Jensen Television movie
1995 Galaxis Detective Kelly
1995 Dead Weekend Newscaster Television movie
1995 Amanda & the Alien Holly Hoedown Television movie
1995 Out There Judith Davis Television movie
2006 Open Mic'rs Cindy Morgan
2009 Summer Waters Mrs. Leeds Short film
2011 Empty Sky Donna Pershing Short film
2016 The Seventh Year Wanda Platt Pre-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Love Boat Tracy Cotts Episode: "Clothes Make the Girl"
1981 CHiPs Jennifer 2 episodes
1981 Vegas Margie Jenkins Episode: "Time Bomb"
1981 CHiPs Melanie Mitchell Episode: "Mitchell & Woods"
1982–1983 Bring 'Em Back Alive Gloria Marlowe 12 episodes
1982 Falcon Crest Lori Episode: "For Love or Money"
1984 Masquerade N/A Episode: "Flashpoint"
1984 Hawaiian Heat Sharon Episode: "Picture Imperfect"
1986 The Fall Guy Zoe LeRoy Episode: "No Rms Ocean Vu"
1986 Tough Cookies Maggie Episode: "The Unfantasy"
1986 Crazy Like a Fox N/A Episode: "The Duke Is Dead"
1986 Amazing Stories Beth Episode: "Hell Toupee"
1987–1988 Falcon Crest Gabrielle Short 15 episodes
1987 Hunter Carol Benson Episode: "Hot Prowl"
1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color Laura Wells Episode: "The Return of the Shaggy Dog"
1987 Beverly Hills Buntz Randy Episode: "Sid and Randy"
1988 Matlock Jessie Martin Episode: "The Lemon"
1988 The Highwayman Mink Episode: "The Billionaire Body Club"
1988 She's the Sheriff Samantha Episode: "Max's Ten"
1989 Matlock Linda Hansfield 2 episodes
1990 Mancuso, FBI Amanda Episode: "Adamant Eve"
1991 Hunter Paula Allen Episode: "Room Service"
1992 Harry and the Hendersons Julia Episode: "The Green Eyed Bigfoot"
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Karen Jackson Episode: "The Promise"
1994 Under Suspicion Laura Brian Episode: "Father/Daughter Murder"

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