November 25, 1953|
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
December 15, 2017 (aged 64)|
Orlando, Florida, United States
|Spouse(s)||Michael Ira Small (1983-2004, divorce)|
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.
Life and career
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Fluegel started her modeling career in 1974 and ended it in 1981. During that time she worked for Eileen Ford in her modeling agency and took acting lessons from Stella Adler.
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. 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. Fluegel taught acting as a professor at the University of Central Florida (2002–07).
From 1983 until 2004, Fluegel was married to Michael Ira Small. They had two children.
|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||Deadly Stranger||Peggy Martin|
|1988||Freeway||Sarah 'Sunny' Harper|
|1990||Fatal Sky||Phyllis 'Bird' McNamara|
|1992||Pet Sematary Two||Renee Hallow|
|1993||Slaughter of the Innocents||Susan Broderick|
|1994||Scanner Cop||Dr. Joan Alden||Direct-to-video|
|1994||Breaking Point||Dana Preston / Molly Carpenter|
|1994||Relative Fear||Linda Pratman|
|1996||Darkman III: Die Darkman Die||Dr. Bridget Thorne||Direct-to-video|
|2008||No Worries||Sara||Short film|
(final film role)
|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|
- "Darlanne Fluegel - Biography - Movies & TV - NYTimes.com". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "Darlanne Fluegel, 64". Classic Images (513): 39. March 2018.
- "The Very Model of a Fine Actress, Darlanne Fluegel Shines Among the Hoods on TV's Crime Story". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- Darlanne Fluegel, Actress in 'To Live and Die in L.A.' and 'Running Scared,' Dies at 64