Lisa Blount, "An Officer and a Gentelman" Star, Found Dead at 53

Lisa Blount is seen at the 25th Independent Film Spirit Awards on March 5, 2010, in Los Angeles. Blount, best known for playing Debra Winger's friend Lynette Pomeroy in 1982's "An Officer and a Gentleman," died on Oct. 25, 2010. She was 53.
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Lisa Blount at the 25th Independent Film Spirit Awards on March 5, 2010 in Los Angeles. (John Shearer/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Lisa Blount, an Academy Award-winning producer and actress born in Arkansas, has died at the age of 53.

According to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Blount was found dead Wednesday at her home in Little Rock by her mother. Her husband, actor and director Ray McKinnon, was out of town this week.

Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper told the newspaper that there were no signs of foul play. He said Blount appeared to have died on Monday.

Blount is best known for playing Debra Winger's friend, Lynette Pomeroy, in the classic 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentleman," which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress.

In 2001, she won an Oscar for best live-action short film as producer of "The Accountant."  Her husband directed and starred in the film.

Other film credits include "Great Balls of Fire," "Box of Moon Light," and the 2004 movie "Chrystal," which also starred actor Billy Bob Thornton.

Born in Fayeteville, Blount and her husband moved to Little Rock in 2005.