Boyer in early 1980s
|Born||Amanda Margaret Gantt
December 22, 1956
Andalusia, Alabama, U.S.
|Died||December 31, 2009
Panama City Beach, Florida, U.S.
Cause of death
|Other names||Carol Christy, Erica Bee, Joanne McRay|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|No. of adult films||329 including compilations (per IAFD)|
Erica Boyer, legal name Amanda Margaret Jensen (née Gantt) (December 22, 1956 in Andalusia, Alabama - December 31, 2009 in Panama City Beach, Florida) was an American pornographic actress. She is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame, Legends of Erotica and the XRCO Hall of Fame.
Her father Joseph Breckenridge Gantt (Joe Breck Gantt), son of a Covington County, Alabama sheriff, had in May 1965 as Assistant Attorney General been prosecutor in the mistrial against Collie Wilkens for the murder of civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo on March 25, 1965.
After her retirement, she had her own massage therapy business and did volunteer work as a clown and face painter.
She died in a traffic accident on New Year's Eve, 2009, aged 53. At the time she was married and had a son. She reportedly died instantly when she was struck by an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol officer driving a 2001 4-door Hyundai.
Boyer was described by those who knew her as a lesbian-leaning bisexual.
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