In Loving Memory: Cindy Morgan


The American star’s death was confirmed this weekend by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, but no further details about the circumstances were given.

Morgan began her career in the 1980s, having moved to Los Angeles in 1978 to pursue a career in the industry.

Her first acting job was a small part in American Gigolo, which also starred Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.

However, she is best known for her breakout role as Lacey Underall in the comedy Caddyshack, opposite Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, and Rodney Dangerfield.

She played the country club owner’s beautiful niece, who earned plenty of male attention.

Speaking previously about being cast, she said in 2012 of her audition: ‘Caddyshack was my first film, and I’ll say that the end product was so completely different. It was initially about the caddies. 

‘So, at first, I had nothing to lose to audition. It was fun.

All I did was focus on making the person sweat. Look them in the eye, do that thing many women know how to…

Her other acting credits included the 1982 sci-fi classic film Tron, where she had two primary roles.

One of her characters was computer programmer Lora in the real world, while the other was her virtual alter-ego, Yori, who appeared in the film’s computer-generated universe.

Morgan did not return for the 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy, but she did briefly reprise her role as Lora for a pretend news conference that year to promote the film alongside co-star Bruce Boxleitner.

She also starred in Galaxis, Silent Fury, and Up Yours, to name just a few.

Aside from film, Morgan worked in TV, appearing in the nighttime soap Falcon Crest for three seasons. 

As well as pursuing her acting career, she was also eager to contribute to charitable causes. Due to the fact that her father fought in World War II, Morgan had a strong desire to support the United States military, especially when it came to assisting in reducing the financial difficulties faced by those who were called to serve in Afghanistan and Iraq.