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Also Known As: Dana Hill Goetz Died: July 15, 1996
Born: May 6, 1964 Cause of Death: complications from diabetes
Birth Place: Encino, California, USA Profession: actor

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The daughter of a commercial director, Dana Hill began acting as a teen after diabetes derailed her athletic career. Guest appearances in television series led to bigger roles during the early 1980s, including the part of Gabrielle "Gabby" Gallagher in "The Two of Us," a sitcom that aired from 1981 to 1982. Around this time, Hill also scored critical acclaim for the small screen film "Fallen Angel," in which she played Jennifer Phillips, a shy 12-year-old who finds herself targeted by child pornographers. While she was already 17 when "Fallen Angel" was released, her diabetes contributed to a youthful appearance that proved very convincing. Over the next few years, Hill was cast in several critically-acclaimed dramas, including '82's "Shoot the Moon," in which she played the angry daughter of separating parents. She also co-starred in the Oscar-nominated '83 drama "Cross Creek" as Ellie, an adolescent girl who keeps a pet deer. During the mid-80s, she landed the part of Audrey Griswold in "European Vacation," the second in the popular comedy series starring Chevy Chase. The movie did well at the box office, but due to health problems Hill began switching to voice acting a few years later. She was...

The daughter of a commercial director, Dana Hill began acting as a teen after diabetes derailed her athletic career. Guest appearances in television series led to bigger roles during the early 1980s, including the part of Gabrielle "Gabby" Gallagher in "The Two of Us," a sitcom that aired from 1981 to 1982. Around this time, Hill also scored critical acclaim for the small screen film "Fallen Angel," in which she played Jennifer Phillips, a shy 12-year-old who finds herself targeted by child pornographers. While she was already 17 when "Fallen Angel" was released, her diabetes contributed to a youthful appearance that proved very convincing. Over the next few years, Hill was cast in several critically-acclaimed dramas, including '82's "Shoot the Moon," in which she played the angry daughter of separating parents. She also co-starred in the Oscar-nominated '83 drama "Cross Creek" as Ellie, an adolescent girl who keeps a pet deer. During the mid-80s, she landed the part of Audrey Griswold in "European Vacation," the second in the popular comedy series starring Chevy Chase. The movie did well at the box office, but due to health problems Hill began switching to voice acting a few years later. She was very prolific over the next decade or so, voicing characters in popular Disney shows like "Goof Troop," in which she played pre-adolescent protagonist Max Goof, and "Darkwing Duck." Hill also provided the voices of several supporting characters in the Nickelodeon series "Rugrats."

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Tom & Jerry: The Movie (1993) Voice Of Jerry
3.
 Rover Dangerfield (1991) Voice Of Danny
4.
 Final Verdict (1991) Francy Jovac
5.
 Jetsons: The Movie (1990) Voice Of Teddy 2
6.
 Combat High (1986) Andrea
7.
 National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985) Audrey Griswold
8.
 Silence of the Heart (1984) Cindy Lewis
9.
 Cross Creek (1983) Ellie Turner
10.
 Shoot the Moon (1982) Sherry
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1981:
Starred in TV-movie "Fallen Angel" playing the role of a twelve-year-old enticed into a child pornograpghy ring
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Played the role of Mimi Kennedy's daughter on CBS's "The Two of Us" with Peter Cook
1982:
Appeared in Alan Parker's feature "Shoot the Moon", with Albert Finney and Diane Keaton
1983:
Appeared in Martin Ritt's "Cross Creek"
1985:
Starred in "National Lampoon's European Vacation" with Beverly D'Angelo, Jason Lively and Chevy Chase
:
Starred in "Member of the Wedding" with Pearl Bailey on NBC
1992:
Was the voice of Jerry in "Tom and Jerry: The Movie"
1996:
Had a massive stroke on June 5
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Education

Cal Prep High School: Van Nuys , California - 1981

Notes

Appeared in "Steel Magnolias" at the Pasedena Playhouse

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father:
Theodore Goetz. Producer. Survived her.
mother:
Sandra Goetz. Homemaker. Survived her.

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