Darlanne Fluegel

Darlanne Fluegel

Highest Rated: 91% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

Lowest Rated: 22% Pet Sematary Two (1992)

Birthday: Nov 25, 1958

Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Darlanne Fluegel was an American actress and model born on November 25, 1953 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. One of six children, Fluegel grew up primarily in Binghamton, New York, and when her father died when she was 16, she decided to start modeling to support her mother. She started modeling for the Ford Agency in New York City in 1974, where she stayed until 1981 when she decided to pursue acting full time. Before then, however, she did make her film debut in "Eyes of Laura Mars" (1978), a thriller directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones. Fluegel also appeared in the Roger Corman-produced sci-fi flick "Battle Beyond the Stars" (1980). As part of her full-time pursuit of acting, she studied with Stella Adler. Her big break came in 1984, when she played Eve in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time in America" (1984) opposite Robert De Niro. The next year, she made her television debut in the pilot episode of "MacGyver" (ABC, 1985-1992), and landed another role in a hugely critically acclaimed film: "To Live and Die in L.A." (1985). Fluegel then starred in the action-comedy film "Running Scared" (1986) opposite Billy Crystal. That same year, she appeared in an episode each of two revered 1950s anthology TV show revivals: "The Twilight Zone" (CBS, 1985-89) and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (NBC, 1985-89). Fluegel also joined the main cast of the short-lived "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88) for the first season, playing the wife of star Dennis Farina's character. At this time, her roles started to be further and further apart, and with considerably less star power. She was part of the main cast of the crime drama "Hunter" (NBC, 1984-1991) for its final season, and made her final film appearance in the direct-to-video "Darkman III: Die Darkman Die" (1996). Retired from acting at that point, Fluegel went on to teach acting and drama at the University of Central Floriday. She was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease at age 56. Fluegel died from complications of the disease at age 64 on December 15, 2017. She was survived by a daughter, Jenna Carey, and a son, Coulter Small.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Land of the Rising Fastball Producer - 2010
33% 20% Darkman III: Die Darkman Die Dr. Bridget Thorne (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Die With Me: A Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Mystery Pat Chambers (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 70% Relative Fear Linda Pratman (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 14% Breaking Point Dana Preston/Molly Carpenter (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 35% Slaughter of the Innocents Susan Broderick (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 25% Scanner Cop Dr. Joan Alden (Character) - 1993
22% 30% Pet Sematary Two Renee Hallow (Character) $15.1M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Sky Phyllis "Bird" McNamara (Character) - 1990
23% 50% Lock Up Melissa (Character) $20.3M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Stranger Peggy Martin (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 22% Freeway Sarah `'Sunny'` Harper (Character) $106K 1988
No Score Yet 28% Bulletproof Capt. Devon Shepard (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Border Heat Peggy Martin (Character) - 1988
57% 58% Running Scared Anna Costanzo (Character) $37.6M 1986
57% 55% Tough Guys Skye (Character) $20.5M 1986
91% 78% To Live and Die in L.A. Ruth Lanier (Character) $16.6M 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concrete Beat Stephanie (Character) - 1984
87% 93% Once Upon a Time in America Eve (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Fight Sally (Character) - 1983
45% 41% Battle Beyond the Stars Nanelia (Character) - 1980
50% 43% Eyes of Laura Mars Lulu (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Off. Joanne Molenski (Character),
Joanne Molenski (Guest Star)
1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wiseguy Lacey (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Story Julie Torello (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet 81% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985

QUOTES FROM Darlanne Fluegel CHARACTERS

Bridget Thorne says: Synthetic skin?.......Wow!,...This is really quite brilliant!

Bridget Thorne says: Synthetic skin?... Wow! This is really quite brilliant!

Peyton Westlake/Darkman says: Yeah, for ninety-nine minutes...then it's a total failure.

Peyton Westlake/Darkman says: Yeah, for ninety-nine minutes... then it's a total failure.

Renee Matthews says: Jeff, I love you. Stay with me, Dead Is BETTER! DEAD IS BETTER! STAY WITH ME!