Deborah Van Valkenburgh

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Deborah Van Valkenburgh
Van Valkenburgh at the Alamo Drafthouse screening of Streets of Fire
Born Deborah Gaye Van Valkenburgh
(1952-08-29) August 29, 1952 (age 63)
Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Pratt Institute
Occupation Actress
Years active 1979–present
Known for Too Close for Comfort, The Warriors

Deborah Gaye Van Valkenburgh[1] (born August 29, 1952) is an American actress. She is known for playing Ted Knight's character's daughter in the role of Jackie Rush on the ABC television situation comedy Too Close for Comfort, and for her role as Mercy in the cult 1979 film The Warriors. In 2012, she won the Supporting Actress in a Fantasy Film award at the PollyGrind Film Festival for the film Road to Hell.


Van Valkenburgh graduated from Shaker High School, Latham, NY in June, 1970. She graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. with a BFA in Painting & Drawing.





PollyGrind Film Festival

  • Supporting Actress in a Fantasy Film: 2012 (won)



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