PAGE SIX – The late Cindy Morgan’s body was discovered after her “worried” roommate called 911 about an unpleasant smell coming from the “Caddyshack” actress’ bedroom.
“I just came out [of] my room, and I smell a bad odor coming from the room,” the unidentified woman told a dispatcher in audio obtained by Page Six.
The roommate explained that she lives in a “shared apartment” and that one of her tenants was “MIA.”
“I’m not sure if she’s in there or not, but she lives with animals. … I’m just worried about my tenant because she don’t [sic] have no one,” the caller added.
The woman said she had not seen Morgan for days but could hear her dog and two cats making noises from inside the locked room. However, their landlord was not available to deliver a key, so the roommate called 911 … READ MORE.
Cynthia Ann Cichorski (September 29, 1954 – c. December 30, 2023), known professionally as Cindy Morgan, was an American actress best known for playing Lora/Yori in Tron and Lacey Underall in Caddyshack.
Life and career
Cynthia was of Polish and German descent. Morgan attended 12 years of Catholic school, then studied communications at Northern Illinois University, where she was a DJ on the campus radio station.
A commercial station in town invited her to report the news for them and she adopted the last name Morgan, from a story she had read about Morgan le Fay when she was 12 years old.
After graduation, Morgan worked at a television station in Rockford, Illinois, where she forecast the weather. She kept her hand in radio by working the graveyard shift at a local rock station. She returned to Chicago and deejayed on WSDM, until quitting on air during a labor dispute at the station.
Morgan then worked for Fiat Automobiles. She moved to Los Angeles in 1978, and became the Irish Spring girl in advertisements, while attending acting schools and workshops.
Morgan landed her first screen role in the 1980 comedy Caddyshack, playing the role of sexy bombshell Lacey Underall.
In a 2012 interview, Morgan said of the role: “Caddyshack was my first film and I’ll say that the end product was so completely different, it was originally 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 ’em in the eye, do that thing many women know how to …”
Morgan appeared in the 1982 hit Tron, the first computer-generated film. She played two characters: Lora, a computer programmer in the “real” world, and Yori, her alter-ego in the film’s computer-generated flights of imagination.
Morgan has multiple television and film credits, including portraying two roles on the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest, Lori Chapman in season one and Gabrielle Short in seasons six and seven.
Morgan also played two characters, in two episodes, on the television series Matlock. Her other credits include guest and minor appearances on The Larry Sanders Show, Amazing Stories, CHiPs, and a co-starring role on Bring ‘Em Back Alive.
Morgan was an associate producer on five films produced by Larry Estes.
According to the documentary Caddyshack: The Inside Story, as of 2009, Morgan was a resident of Florida and working on a book about her experiences during the making of Caddyshack.
Morgan did not participate in the making of Tron: Legacy, the 2010 sequel to the 1982 film, nor does she appear in any of the retrospective materials produced in conjunction with the sequel for use in a DVD/Blu-ray reissue of the film in 2011.
She did reunite with her costar Bruce Boxleitner in character as Lora, in a mock news conference on April 2, 2010, promoting the release of Tron: Legacy. – WIKIPEDIA