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Rest in peace Cindy Morgan, of Caddyshack and Troon

Rest in peace Cindy Morgan, of Caddyshack and Troon

Cindy Morgan is dead. An actor best known for his roles in famous films of the 1980s Caddyshack And You see, Morgan's career charted a surprisingly wide range of cultural milestones in the 1980s, making her a fixture on the convention circuit for the rest of her life. In addition to these two films, the Chicago-born Morgan has appeared in a number of other TV shows and films as well, across a career that extends until 2022. Per TMZMorgan, who reported her death Saturday afternoon, was 69 years old. The cause of death was not reported.

Morgan has had a long and winding road to appearing in successful films, starting out in radio and briefly working at a car factory before turning to acting and… Commercials. She was cast in her first film, Harold Ramis' Caddyshack, in 1980, where she appeared as young bombshell Lacey Underwood, sharing key scenes with stars Chevy Chase and Michael O'Keefe. (Including a memorable sequence in which Lacey tries to throw the usually calm Ty Chase off his game with mentions of “skinny skating” and “watching bullfights on LSD.”)

In 1981, Morgan joined the cast of Tron in dual roles, playing Dr. Laura Baines in the real world, and programming Yuri within his digital reality. Morgan covered most of her screen time with a huge helmet and flaming stripes, sharing scenes (and, in quick succession, on-screen kisses) with co-stars Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. Morgan did not reprise her role in the 2010 film Tron: Legacy – despite the fan campaign's insistence on “Yori Lives” – although she appeared with Boxleitner in promotional materials for the film.

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Aside from Caddyshack and Tron, Morgan appeared regularly, mostly on television, throughout the 1980s and 1990s, most notably through multiple episodes featured on the prime-time television series Falcon Crest. In interviewsmeanwhile, appeared forever game to talk to fans she'd picked up in both the world of comics and sci-fi (she joked at one point that she was careful to keep her photos of Tron and Caddyshack on opposite ends of her convention tables), She remained passionate about those projects that briefly made her a familiar face to millions of people.