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Also Known As: Lu Anders Died: July 21, 1996
Born: May 12, 1938 Cause of Death: breast cancer
Birth Place: California, USA Profession: actor, messenger

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Versatile performer Luana Anders kindled two significant partnerships while studying acting in the 1950s. The first was with schlocky genre director Roger Corman, who cast Anders as the sister of iconic horror antagonist Vincent Price in his big-screen adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's macabre masterwork "The Pit and the Pendulum." Corman also introduced her to would-be auteur Francis Ford Coppola, with whom she worked on his cheapo 1963 thriller "Dementia 13," playing a scheming widow. In 1993, Anders adopted the pseudonym Margo Blue to pen the screenplay for "Fire on the Amazon," a Corman-produced B-movie notable for featuring a young Sandra Bullock. It was during that same '50s acting class where she met Corman that Anders befriended legendary actor Jack Nicholson. Besides being personal friends, the two collaborated frequently on projects, both appearing in the drifter bible "Easy Rider," with Anders as a skinny-dipping hippie, and in the salty naval comedy "The Last Detail," in which she played a similarly free-spirited party girl. Anders also appeared in small roles in two of Nicholson's four directorial efforts-the Western comedy "Goin' South" and "The Two Jakes," a follow-up to Roman Polanski's...

Versatile performer Luana Anders kindled two significant partnerships while studying acting in the 1950s. The first was with schlocky genre director Roger Corman, who cast Anders as the sister of iconic horror antagonist Vincent Price in his big-screen adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's macabre masterwork "The Pit and the Pendulum." Corman also introduced her to would-be auteur Francis Ford Coppola, with whom she worked on his cheapo 1963 thriller "Dementia 13," playing a scheming widow. In 1993, Anders adopted the pseudonym Margo Blue to pen the screenplay for "Fire on the Amazon," a Corman-produced B-movie notable for featuring a young Sandra Bullock. It was during that same '50s acting class where she met Corman that Anders befriended legendary actor Jack Nicholson. Besides being personal friends, the two collaborated frequently on projects, both appearing in the drifter bible "Easy Rider," with Anders as a skinny-dipping hippie, and in the salty naval comedy "The Last Detail," in which she played a similarly free-spirited party girl. Anders also appeared in small roles in two of Nicholson's four directorial efforts-the Western comedy "Goin' South" and "The Two Jakes," a follow-up to Roman Polanski's Nicholson-led noir, "Chinatown." Anders died in 1996, and Nicholson honored their friendship during his Best Actor acceptance speech for "As Good as It Gets" two years later.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 American Strays (1996) Martha
2.
3.
 Nowhere To Run (1993) Town Meeting Chairwoman
4.
 Doppelganger (1993) Ginger
5.
 Heart and Souls (1993) Records Bureaucrat
6.
 In My Daughter's Name (1992) Mrs Samp
7.
 Hearts On Fire (1992) Dorothy
8.
 Two Jakes, The (1990) Colorist
9.
 Limit Up (1989) Teacher
10.
 You Can't Hurry Love (1988) Macie Hayes
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1972:
Had a role in Robert Downey's "Greaser's Palace"
1991:
Wrote the Roger Corman production of "Fire On the Amazon" starring Sandra Bullock
1957:
Co-starred in "Reform School Girl" with Sally Kellerman for American International Pictures
1973:
Featured a role in Hal Ashby's "The Last Detail"
1963:
Featured in Francis Ford Coppola's "Dementia 13"
1957:
Starred in "Life Begins at 17," "The Notorious Mr. Monks," "Night Tide" and "How Sweet It Is!"
1989:
Acted and co-wrote in stock-market comedy "Limit Up" under the pseudonym Lu Anders
1988:
Appeared in "You Can't Hurry Love"
1969:
Appeared in Dennis Hopper's "Easy Rider" starring Jack Nicholson and Robert Altman's "That Cold Day In the Park"
:
Began career as a teen bike messenger on the MGM lot
1978:
Ex-class mate Jack Nicholson cast her in his directing debut film "Goin' South"
1976:
Starred in "The Missouri Breaks" with Authur Penn directing
1975:
Appeared in "Shampoo" also directed by Hal Ashby
1982:
Appeared in Robert Towne's "Personal Best"
:
Starred in "Wild Bill" with Jeff Bridges
1978:
Starred in an Oscar-winning short film "Board and Care"
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sister:
Sally Anders. Survived her.

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