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The Night Of The Iguana... John Huston directs this scorching adaptation of Tennessee Williams' play... more info $4.99was $19.98 Buy Now

Autopsy DVD Sue Lyon and Fernando Rey star in the horror thriller, "Autopsy" (1986), the... more info $14.95was $14.95 Buy Now

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Born: July 10, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Davenport, Iowa, USA Profession: actor

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This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" (1962). From the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, Kubrick's "Lolita", although a toned-down version of the story, was nonetheless one of the most notorious films of its day and Lyon rode to fame on its coattails. She played a similar role in John Huston's "Night of the Iguana" (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, and she played an innocent in John Ford's last film, "Seven Women" (1965). She continued to work in films and television throughout the 1960s and 70s.

This blonde ingenue made a rocky transition to leading lady. Lyon won the controversial role of Dolores Haze, the sexually charged adolescent and the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" (1962). From the Vladimir Nabokov novel of the same name, Kubrick's "Lolita", although a toned-down version of the story, was nonetheless one of the most notorious films of its day and Lyon rode to fame on its coattails. She played a similar role in John Huston's "Night of the Iguana" (1964), competing for the affections of Richard Burton's defrocked alcoholic preacher against the likes of Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, and she played an innocent in John Ford's last film, "Seven Women" (1965). She continued to work in films and television throughout the 1960s and 70s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Invisible Strangler (1984) Miss De Long
2.
 Alligator (1980) Abc Newswoman
3.
 Towing (1978) Lynn
4.
 Don't Push, I'll Charge When I'm Ready (1977) Wendy Sutherland
5.
 End of the World (1977) Sylvia Boran
6.
 Smash Up On Interstate 5 (1976) Burnsey
7.
 Evel Knievel (1971) Linda [Hanson Knievel]
8.
 Crash (1971)
9.
 The Flim--Flam Man (1967) Bonnie Lee Packard
10.
 Tony Rome (1967) Diana Pines
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Milestones close milestones

1962:
Feature debut, "Lolita"
1969:
TV debut in the network special, "Arsenic and Old Lace"
1970:
First TV-movie, "But I Don't Want to Get Married!"

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husband:
Hampton Fancher. Actor, screenwriter. Divorced.
husband:
Roland Harrison. Photographer. Divorced.
husband:
Cotton Adamson. Activist.

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