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Also Known As: Lou Bertini, Patty D'Arbanville, Patti D'Arbanville-Quinn, Malcolm C Bert, Patricia D'Arbanville, Patti D'Arbanville Quinn Died:
Born: May 25, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, disc jockey, boutique salesperson, model

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Striking blonde actress discovered by Andy Warhol while working as a teen disc jockey and cast in a small role in his underground film "Flesh" (1968), directed by Paul Morrissey. D'Arbanville began modeling while a fringe member of Warhol's Factory and moved to France to continue her modeling career at age 16; she appeared in the French films "La Maison", "La Saignee" (1971), "The Crazy American Girl" (1975), and reunited with Warhol in his "L'Amour" (1973). After returning to America to appear in "Rancho Deluxe" (1974), D'Arbanville was featured in "Time After Time" (1979), played Ryan O'Neal's floozy girlfriend in "The Main Event" (1979) and appeared in "Modern Problems" (1981) and "Real Genius" (1985) before essaying her most challenging role, portraying Cathy Evelyn Smith--D'Arbanville's one-time friend and John Belushi's drug dealer--in the film biography of the "Saturday Night Live" comedian, "Wired" (1989). In the 1990s, D'Arbanville turned to TV, appearing as a murderer on the NBC daytime drama "Another World" (1992-93) before moving to primetime as a hotelier on the short-lived "South Beach" (NBC, 1993) before hitting her stride as the tough and sassy Lt. Virginia Cooper on the Fox series...

Striking blonde actress discovered by Andy Warhol while working as a teen disc jockey and cast in a small role in his underground film "Flesh" (1968), directed by Paul Morrissey. D'Arbanville began modeling while a fringe member of Warhol's Factory and moved to France to continue her modeling career at age 16; she appeared in the French films "La Maison", "La Saignee" (1971), "The Crazy American Girl" (1975), and reunited with Warhol in his "L'Amour" (1973). After returning to America to appear in "Rancho Deluxe" (1974), D'Arbanville was featured in "Time After Time" (1979), played Ryan O'Neal's floozy girlfriend in "The Main Event" (1979) and appeared in "Modern Problems" (1981) and "Real Genius" (1985) before essaying her most challenging role, portraying Cathy Evelyn Smith--D'Arbanville's one-time friend and John Belushi's drug dealer--in the film biography of the "Saturday Night Live" comedian, "Wired" (1989).

In the 1990s, D'Arbanville turned to TV, appearing as a murderer on the NBC daytime drama "Another World" (1992-93) before moving to primetime as a hotelier on the short-lived "South Beach" (NBC, 1993) before hitting her stride as the tough and sassy Lt. Virginia Cooper on the Fox series "New York Undercover", on which she appeared from 1994 until 1997. She returned to daytime in 1998, joining the cast of CBS' "Guiding Light".

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Extra Man, The (2010)
2.
 Morning Glory (2010)
3.
 Happy Tears (2009)
4.
 Perfect Stranger (2007)
5.
 You Belong to Me (2007)
6.
7.
8.
 Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002) Celia ("Paula")
9.
 Celebrity (1998) Iris
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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Began modeling career as a baby in Ivory Soap commercials
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Grew up in Greenwich Village section of NYC
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Worked as a disc jockey where she was discovered by Andy Warhol
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Served as model for fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez
1967:
Moved to Paris to work as fashion model at age 16; photographed by Richard Avedon and Francesco Scavullo; featured in the best-selling book "Scavullo on Beauty" (date approximate)
1968:
Film debut at in small role in Warhol's production "Flesh" (filmed c. 1966)
1972:
Returned to USA (date approximate)
1973:
Moved to Hollywood to appear in "Rancho Deluxe" (1974)
1975:
Was addicted to heroin
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Appeared in the NBC miniseries, "Once an Eagle"
1978:
Went "cold turkey" in kicking her heroin habit with the assistance of an unnamed male friend
1987:
Stage debut, "Italian American Reconciliation"
1988:
TV-movie debut, "Crossing the Mob"
1989:
Cast as Cathy Smith, the woman who injected comedian John Belushi with the fatal overdose, in the biopic "Wired"
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Had recurring role of Amber Twine, the wife of a recording executive in a story arc of "Wiseguy"
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Portrayed Christy Carson on the NBC daytime drama, "Another World"
1993:
Played Roxanne on the NBC action series, "South Beach"
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Co-starred as Lt. Virginia Cooper on the Fox cop drama "New York Undercover"
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Returned to daytime TV as a cast member of CBS' "Guiding Light"
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Notes

D'Arbanville's name served as the inspiration for Cat Stevens's song "Lady D'Arbanville".

"D'Arbanville has lived on the edge for years. She has kicked heroin and alcohol. She has weathered two broken marriages and a series of failed relationships. She has survived a career that, despite fine work in such films as "Midnight Cowboy", "Rancho DeLuxe" and "Time After Time" has been eclipsed in the public eye by her liaison with Don Johnson." --Margot Dougherty and Vicki Sheff in People, 1989

D'Arbanville has seven tattoos.

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husband:
Roger Mirmont. Actor. French; divorced.
companion:
Cat Stevens. Singer, songwriter. Together for two years c. 1968-70; wrote song "Lady D'Arbanville" in her honor.
husband:
Steve Curry. Singer, actor, farmer. Married in 1980; divorced.
companion:
Don Johnson. Actor, singer. Met in January 1981; together from 1981-86.
husband:
Terry Quinn. Firefighter, bar owner. Owns the Whiskey Bar in New York's Paramount Hotel and the bar, Thompson Street; met 1989; married 1993; has two sons from a previous marriage; born c. 1960; D'Arbanville filed for divorce in February 1997; reconciled in June 1997; refiled for divorce.
companion:
Tom Landi. Lighting director. Met on set of "New York Undercover"; engaged as of early 1998.
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father:
George D'Arbanville. Bartender. Born c. 1916.
mother:
Jean Egan. Artist, set designer.
brother:
Phillip D'Arbanville. Production manager, writer. Born c. 1955.
son:
Jesse Wayne Johnson. Born in December 1982; father Don Johnson; Johnson awarded custody after 1993 court fight.
daughter:
Emmelyn Quinn. Born in October 1990; father, Terry Quinn.
daughter:
Alexandra Quinn. Born c. 1991; father, Terry Quinn.
son:
Liam Quinn. Born c. 1992; father, Terry Quinn.
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