Where Are They Now - Friday, November 24, 2017
This week we are catching up with actress Cindy Morgan, who is best known for her roles in Tron and Caddyshack.
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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--
See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":
Burt Young: Played Paulie in the "Rocky" movies, also appeared in "Once Upon a Time in America" and "Betsy's Wedding"
Gerald McRaney: Co-starred in the TV series "Simon & Simon" and starred in the series "Major Dad"
Sheryl Lee Ralph: Appeared in the TV series "It's A Living", "Designing Women" and "Moesha", as well as the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls"
(Answer at the bottom)
Learn More About Cindy Morgan on Celebrity Nooz
September 29, 1954, Chicago, Illinois
Cynthia Ann Cichorski
CLAIM TO FAME:
Best known for her appearances as Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.
She is divorced from Glen Morgan. They have one child together.
Morgan started out in radio when she was attending Northern Illinois University. After graduating, she did the weather for a television station in Rockford, Illinois, while also working the graveyard shift at a local rock radio station.
She worked auto shows for Fiat, and when she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, she became the IrishSpring girl. Morgan studied acting while doing these gigs, and finally got her first role in Caddyshack, playing the role of Lacey Underall opposite Chevy Chase.
She later starred in the first computer-generated film, Tron, which made film history. Morgan played two characters: Lora, a computer programmer in the real world, and Yori, her alter-ego in the film's computer generated flights of imagination.
She has also appeared in many other roles on television and in film. She played two different roles on the soap opera Falcon Crest and made two appearances on Matlock as different characters.
Her other credits include The Larry Sanders Show, Amazing Stories and Bring 'Em Back Alive.
Born in Chicago, Illinois to Polish and German parents.
Attended 12 years of Catholic school and was the first in her family to attend college.
Is legally blind. In the famous diving scene in Caddyshack (1980), she had to climb the diving board ladder and walk to the end with virtually no idea of where she was on the board.
Did not participate in the making of Tron Legacy, the sequel to her 1982 film.
Was once the morning drive DJ at the Chicago radio station WSDM, now "The Loop".
Voiced Ma3a in Buena Vista Interactive's PC game Tron 2.0 in 2003.
WHERE IS SHE NOW:
Cindy has been cast as Gunnora, Countess of Normandy, in the TV series Knight's End which is currently in pre-production.
2016 Face of the Father (Short)...Mason's Mother (voice)
2011 Empty Sky (Short)...Donna Pershing
2009 Summer Waters (Short)...Mrs. Leeds
2006 Open Mic'rs...Cindy Morgan
2003 TRON 2.0 (Video Game)...Ma3a (voice)
1995 Out There (TV Movie)...Judith Daws
1995 Amanda & the Alien (TV Movie)...Holly Hoedown, Hotel Clerk
1995 Dead Weekend (TV Movie)...Newscaster
1995 Galaxis...Detective Kelly
1994 Under Suspicion (TV Series)...Laura Brian
- Father/Daughter Murder (1994)
1992 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)...Karen Jackson
- The Promise (1992)
1992 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)...Julia
- The Green Eyed Bigfoot (1992)
1987-1991 Hunter (TV Series)...Paula Allen / Carol Benson
- Room Service (1991)
- Hot Prowl (1987) ... Carol Benson
1990 Mancuso, FBI (TV Series)...Amanda
- Adamant Eve (1990)
1988-1989 Matlock (TV Series)...Linda Hansfield / Jessie Martin
1988 She's the Sheriff (TV Series)...Samantha
- Max's Ten (1988)
1988 The Highwayman (TV Series)...Mink
- The Billionaire Body Club (1988)
1982-1988 Falcon Crest (TV Series)...Gabrielle Short / Lori
1987 Beverly Hills Buntz (TV Series)...Randy
- Sid and Randy (1987)
1987 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)...Laura Wells
- The Return of the Shaggy Dog (1987)
1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)...Beth
- Hell Toupee (1986)
1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
- The Duke Is Dead (1986)
1986 Tough Cookies (TV Series)...Maggie
- The Unfantasy (1986)
1986 The Fall Guy (TV Series)...Zoe LeRoy
- No Rms Ocean Vu (1986)
1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie)...Vicky Jensen
1984 Hawaiian Heat (TV Series)...Sharon
- Picture Imperfect (1984)
1984 Masquerade (TV Series)
- Flashpoint (1984)
1982-1983 Bring 'Em Back Alive (TV Series)...Gloria Marlowe / Glotia
1982 TRON...Lora / Yori
1981 CHiPs (TV Series)...Jennifer / Melanie Mitchell
- Mitchell & Woods (1981) ... Melanie Mitchell
- Ponch's Angels: Part 2 (1981) ... Jennifer
- Ponch's Angels: Part 1 (1981) ... Jennifer
1981 Vega$ (TV Series)...Margie Jenkins
- Time Bomb (1981)
1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Tracy Cotts
- Black Sheep/Hometown Doc/Clothes Make the Girl (1981)
1980 Caddyshack...Lacey Underall
1979 Up Yours...Elaine
To see Then & Now pictures of Cindy Morgan, visit: Celebrity Nooz
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Burt Young - ALIVE
Gerald McRaney - ALIVE
Sheryl Lee Ralph - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Jean Anglade (fr), 102, French writer.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 55, Russian opera singer, brain cancer.
Buzz Belmondo, 70, American comedian and actor (Out of This World, Baywatch, Faster), blood cancer.
Rodney Bewes, 79, British actor (The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?) and writer (Dear Mother...Love Albert).
David Cassidy, 67, American singer and actor (The Partridge Family, Ruby & The Rockits), organ failure.
Valentin Huot, 88, French racing cyclist.
Andrew Jonathan Nok, 55, Nigerian biochemist.
Masao Sugiuchi, 97, Japanese Go player.
Julio Rodríguez Villanueva (es), 89, Spanish scientist.
Dik Wessels (nl), 71, Dutch entrepreneur.
István Almási, 73, Hungarian politician, mayor of Hódmezovásárhely (since 2012).
Peter Berling, 83, German actor and writer (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Name of the Rose).
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, 72, Indian politician.
Terry Glenn, 43, American football player (New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys), traffic collision.
John Gordon, 92, English author (The Giant Under The Snow), Alzheimer's disease.
Amir Hamed, 55, Uruguayan writer and translator, cancer.
Jean Hearn, 96, Australian politician, Senator (1980-1985).
Ismaïl Khelil, 85, Tunisian diplomat and politician.
István Konkoly (de), 87, Hungarian Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Szombathely (1987-2006).
Víctor Hipólito Martínez, 92, Argentine lawyer and politician, Vice President (1983-1989).
Laila Sari, 82, Indonesian singer and actress (Wadjah Seorang Laki-laki).
Janusz Wójcik, 64, Polish politician, football player (Gwardia, Hutnik Warszawa) and coach.
Claudio Báez, 69, Mexican actor and singer.
Ronnie Butler, 80, Bahamian singer and entertainer.
Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, 92, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal and Vatican diplomat, Apostolic Nuncio (1977-2001).
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, 85, Nigerian politician, Vice President (1979-1983).
Lutz Kayser, 78, German aircraft manufacturer, rocket engineer and aviation technician.
Rita Koiral, 58, Indian actress, cancer.
Aleksandër Lalo (sq), 68, Albanian composer, heart attack.
Charles Manson, 83, American criminal (Tate murders), songwriter (Lie: The Love and Terror Cult) and cult leader (Manson Family).
Fernando Matthei, 92, Chilean air force general, Commander-in-Chief (1978-1991).
Milan Moguš, 90, Croatian linguist and academician.
Warren "Pete" Moore, 78, American Hall of Fame singer (The Miracles), songwriter ("The Tracks of My Tears", "Ain't That Peculiar", "Love Machine"), record producer, and arranger.
Jana Novotná, 49, Czech tennis player, cancer.
Della Reese, 86, American actress (Touched by an Angel, Chico and the Man) and singer ("Don't You Know?").
Tai Chen-yao, 69, Taiwanese politician, member of the Legislative Yuan (1990-1996, 1999-2002), pancreatic cancer.
Mel Tillis, 85, American Hall of Fame country music singer-songwriter ("I Ain't Never", "Coca-Cola Cowboy") and actor (The Cannonball Run), respiratory failure due to diverticulitis.
Elias Tolentino, 75, Filipino basketball player.
Azzedine Alaïa, 77, Tunisian-French fashion designer.
Giorgio Antonucci, 84, Italian physician.
Bob Borkowski, 91, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers).
Flawless Sabrina, 78, American drag queen and trans rights activist.
Daniel Hegarty, 31, British motorcycle racer, race crash.
William Hoeveler, 95, American judge, member of the U.S. District Court for Southern Florida (1977-2017).
Lilli Hornig, 96, American scientist, heart and lung failure.
Fotis Kafatos, 77, Greek biologist, founder and president of European Research Council (2005-2010).
José Manuel Maza, 66, Spanish lawyer, Attorney General (since 2016), kidney infection.
Commins Menapi, 40, Solomon Islands footballer (Sydney United, Waitakere, national team).
Mark Milsome, 54, British cinematographer and camera operator (Saving Private Ryan, Sherlock, The Theory of Everything).
Youssouf Ouédraogo, 64, Burkinabé politician, Prime Minister (1992-1994).
Friedel Rausch, 77, German football player (Schalke 04) and manager, skin cancer.
Ben Riley, 84, American jazz drummer (Thelonious Monk, Kenny Barron, Sphere).
Bill Roberson, 59, American actor (Forrest Gump, Patch Adams, The Patriot).
Gillian Rolton, 61, Australian equestrian, Olympic champion (1992, 1996), endometrial cancer.
Pancho Segura, 96, Ecuadorian tennis player, Parkinson's disease.
Simon Speirs, 60, British sailor.
Naim Süleymanoglu, 50, Bulgarian-Turkish weightlifter, Olympic champion (1988, 1992, 1996), liver disease.
Malcolm Young, 64, Scottish-born Australian Hall of Fame guitarist and songwriter (AC/DC), dementia.
J. C. Caroline, 84, American football player (Chicago Bears).
Djohan Effendi, 78, Indonesian politician and activist, Secretary of State (2000-2001).
Aijalon Gomes, 38, American teacher, imprisoned by the Government of North Korea in 2010.
Earle Hyman, 91, American actor (The Cosby Show, ThunderCats, The Lady from Dubuque).
Patrick Lang, 65, American racing photographer.
Lucas Li Jing-feng (zh), 95, Chinese clandestine Roman Catholic prelate, Coadjutor Bishop (1980-1983) and Bishop of Fengxiang (since 1983).
Bill Pitt, 80, British politician, MP for Croydon North West (1981-1983).
Robert D. Raiford, 89, American news anchor (WCNC-TV, CBS News Radio) and actor (The Handmaid's Tale, Super Mario Bros., Matlock).
Salvatore Riina, 87, Italian mobster, capo of the Sicilian Mafia, sepsis.
Aleksandr Salnikov, 68, Soviet-Ukrainian basketball player, Olympic bronze medalist (1976, 1980).
Joey Scinta, 69, American musician.
Les Tonks, 75, English rugby league footballer (Featherstone Rovers).
Rikard Wolff, 59, Swedish actor (House of Angels) and singer ("Pojken på månen"), pulmonary emphysema.