Deanna Lund

Deanna Lund

Oak Park, Illinois
May 30
Date of passing: 
June 22, 2018




Deanna Lund

Deanna Lund

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Deanna Lund was an American actress.

She was best known for her role in the Irwin Allen television series Land of the Giants, where she played the character of Valerie Ames Scott.

Lund's early career included minor roles in Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965), as well as the Elvis Presley films Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966) and Spinout (1966), the beach film Out of Sight (1966), and the western Johnny Tiger (1966). She also made appearances in films alongside Jerry Lewis and Burt Reynolds.

She appeared as a lesbian stripper in the 1967 Frank Sinatra movie Tony Rome, but Lund was so embarrassed by the role that she had her name removed from the credits. Her performance was favorably received, however, and led to her starring role in Land of the Giants. While waiting for filming to start, Lund was offered the part of Rosemary's friend Terry Gionoffrio in Rosemary's Baby but had to decline when, despite director Roman Polanski's assurances, Allen did not believe she would be finished in time.

Other television work includes appearances on episodes of Burke’s Law, Laredo, Batman, Love, American Style, The Waltons, General Hospital, One Life to Live, and The Incredible Hulk.

Her last credited project was the 2017 made-for-television film, Foxxx David.

Lund died June 22, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. She was 81.