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RIP Amanda Peterson, the hot chick in "Can't Buy Me Love"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Dead at 43. One of those actresses that I, and a lot of late-80s adolescent boys had a huge crush on for her role in "Can't Buy Me Love", a fun teen flick with Patrick Dempsey. She'd been a child actor, including one of the orphans in "Annie", and had a prominent role in the TV show "A Year is the Life".

    Amanda Peterson Dies -- 'Can't Buy Me Love' Star Dead at 43 | TMZ.com

    Her career faded away by the early 90s and she often was one of those "Whatever happened to?" Celebs. Her dad said she had some health issues. RIP
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2015
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    My age. I loved her fiercely.
     
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What a bunch of followers you guys are.
     
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  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    She was great in "The Client."
     
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  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Can't Buy Me Love? Was that the white version of Love Don't Cost a Thing?
     
  6. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Story I saw said sleep apnea was one of her main health problems.

    Scary shit. If you wake up with a gasp, get to the doctor and take care of it.
     
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Have they announced a cause of death? A doctor who treats sleep apnea told me it is rarely fatal, but causes other health issues. The biggest problem is it causes sleep deprivation because it can often wake you up many times in a given night.
     
  8. donjulio15

    donjulio15 Member

    I've dealt with apnea myself. It isn't fun. You think you get 8 hours' sleep and next thing you know, you're slamming your head into the keyboard at 10 a.m.
    During my hospital sleep tests, I was actually sitting up in the bed, eyes wide open — all the time being asleep and dreaming shit. The C-PAP cured the problem, though I don't have the contributing thyroid issues anymore, thank goodness. Sorry to hear that apnea may have been a factor in her leaving us way too soon.
     
  9. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    The C-PAP took care of me, too. Although getting used to wearing a mask to bed was a bit unsettling.
     
  10. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Active Member

    As great-looking as she was in that movie, she might have been the worst-looking girl in it. Her friends, one of whom McDreamy hooked up with, were Playboy Playmates cast just for their looks.
     
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    I remembered her much more for this 1987 show.

     
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Didn't realize Ami Dolenz was also in Can't Buy Me Love.
     
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