Deborah Raffin

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Deborah Raffin
Born Deborah Iona Raffin
March 13, 1953(1953-03-13)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Died November 21, 2012(2012-11-21) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Leukemia
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, director, screenwriter, and publisher
Years active 1973–2011
Religion Judaism
Spouse Michael Viner (m. 1974–2005) «start: (1974)–end+1: (2006)»"Marriage: Michael Viner to Deborah Raffin" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deborah_Raffin) (divorced)
Children Taylor Rose Vinner

Deborah Iona Raffin (March 13, 1953 – November 21, 2012) was an American actress, director, screenwriter, and audio book publisher. She was known for her role in Touched by Love (1981).

Early life[change | edit source]

Raffin was born on March 13, 1953 in Los Angeles, California to executive Phillip J. Raffin and to actress Trudy Marshall, both from Brooklyn, New York. She was raised in Los Angeles, California. Raffin was Jewish.[1]

Career[change | edit source]

In 1985 she starred as Kathryn Davis in Death Wish 3. In 1988, she starred in James Clavell's Noble House with Pierce Brosnan. In 1991, she appeared as Julie Vale in Scanners II: The New Order. She later appeared as Aunt Julie on the television show 7th Heaven, and as Dr. Hightower in the ABC Family teenager series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Awards[change | edit source]

She was nominated for both a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama and a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her performance in Touched by Love in 1981.

Personal life[change | edit source]

Raffin was married to Michael Vinner from 1975 until they divorced in 2005. They had a daughter, Taylor Rose Vinner. In 2011, Raffin was diagnosed with leukemia (blood cancer).

Death[change | edit source]

A year later, on November 21, 2012 Raffin died at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California from the disease, aged 59.[2]She was survived by her daughter Taylor Rose.

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