Deanna Lund

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Deanna Lund
Deanna Lund 1968.jpg
Lund in Land of the Giants.
Born (1937-05-30) May 30, 1937 (age 77)
Oak Park, Illinois
Occupation Film, television actress
Spouse(s) Don Matheson
Children Michele Matheson,
2 others

Deanna Lund (born May 30, 1937) is an American film and television actress best remembered for her role in the Irwin Allen television series Land of the Giants, where she played the character of Valerie Ames Scott.


Early life[edit]

After the series was cancelled, she married co-star Don Matheson, but they were divorced in the late 1970s. Their daughter Michele Matheson is also an actress. Lund is an alum of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.[1]

In 1995, she dated Larry King, and the couple were engaged five weeks after they met.[2] The relationship ended before they could marry.[3]


Valerie in Giantland, a novella written by Lund, is based on the Land of the Giants series, and set ten years later; written from the point of view of Lund's character, Valerie Ames. She also played the lead role in the 1989 Christmas horror film Elves. In 1976, she appeared on the drama General Hospital as Peggy Lowell, the secretary and mistress of Cameron Faulkner, who was played by Lund's husband Don Matheson.


  1. ^ Hollywood Xpo 2010: List of Guests from
  2. ^ Adams, Kathleen; Lofaro, Lina; Quinn, Michael; Rubin, Jeffery C.; Sanders, Alain L.; Urquhart, Sidney (April 3, 1995). "Time Milestones Apr. 3, 1995". Retrieved May 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "THE WEDDING IS OFF: LARRY KING GETS BIG HANG-UP FROM FIANCE". Daily News (New York). August 17, 1995. [dead link]

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