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Born: November 6, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Corpus Christi, Texas, USA Profession: actor, cellist, model

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After starting her career as a concert cellist, ethereal actress Lori Singer made the smooth transition to the screen with a handful of supporting parts that later helped her land leading roles. Singer came to acting via Juilliard and a brief stint as a fashion model, before making her series debut as a naïve Midwesterner trying to make good in the big city on the short-lived drama "Fame" (NBC, 1982-83). But her leading role in the hit movie, "Footloose" (1984) helped propel her career to greater heights. Singer next delivered co-starring performances in "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1985) and "The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985), while earning critical praise for her turn in the otherwise mediocre noir "Summer Heat" (1987). Following appearances in little-seen indies like "Equinox" (1992) and "Sunset Grill" (1993), Singer gave arguably one of her finest performances as a depressed cellist in Robert Altman's excellent ensemble drama, "Short Cuts" (1993). Following a brief return to series television with "VR.5" (Fox, 1995), Singer left the acting business altogether in order to refocus on performing music, only to re-emerge in 2011 with a guest starring performance on "Law & Order: Special Victims...

After starting her career as a concert cellist, ethereal actress Lori Singer made the smooth transition to the screen with a handful of supporting parts that later helped her land leading roles. Singer came to acting via Juilliard and a brief stint as a fashion model, before making her series debut as a naïve Midwesterner trying to make good in the big city on the short-lived drama "Fame" (NBC, 1982-83). But her leading role in the hit movie, "Footloose" (1984) helped propel her career to greater heights. Singer next delivered co-starring performances in "The Falcon and the Snowman" (1985) and "The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985), while earning critical praise for her turn in the otherwise mediocre noir "Summer Heat" (1987). Following appearances in little-seen indies like "Equinox" (1992) and "Sunset Grill" (1993), Singer gave arguably one of her finest performances as a depressed cellist in Robert Altman's excellent ensemble drama, "Short Cuts" (1993). Following a brief return to series television with "VR.5" (Fox, 1995), Singer left the acting business altogether in order to refocus on performing music, only to re-emerge in 2011 with a guest starring performance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), which sparked renewed interest in the enigmatic actress' career.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sarabande (1997) Dr Angela France
2.
 Last Ride, The (1994) Scarlett Stuart
3.
 Sunset Grill (1993) Loren Duquesne
4.
 Short Cuts (1993) Zoe Trainer
5.
 Equinox (1992) Sharon Ace
6.
 Storm and Sorrow (1990) Molly Higgins
7.
 Warlock (1989) Kassandra
8.
 Summer Heat (1987) Roxy
9.
 Made In Usa (1987) Annie
10.
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Moved around with family; lived in Oregon, New York and Louisiana
1980:
While still a student at Juilliard, won Bergen Philharmonic Competition
1982:
TV debut in the NBC telefilm "Born Beautiful"
1982:
Played cellist Julie Miller on the NBC TV series "Fame"
1984:
Screen debut, "Footloose"
1995:
Returned to series TV in the short-lived sci-fi series "VR.5" (Fox)
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

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husband:
Richard Emery. Lawyer. Married c. 1980; Singer filed for divorce in 1996; filed second lawsuit in March 1999 claiming Emery was in collusion with their accounts and defrauded her of millions of dollars; divorced finalized in 1999; custody battle and other lawsuits settled in spring 2000.
companion:
Brad Zackson. Investor.

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father:
Jacques Singer. Conductor.
brother:
Marc Singer. Actor.
cousin:
Bryan Singer. Director.
son:
Jacques Rio Emery. Born in February 1991.
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