RIP Cindy Morgan

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On December 30th, 2023, Cindy Morgan died of natural causes at her home in Lake Worth Beach, Florida, at the age of 69. She had last been seen alive on December 19, and had made a final social media post on December 21.  Cindy was honored on the Walter Day Trading Card No. 3174.  This trading card was presented on Saturday, May 18, 2019 by OLD SCHOOL GAMER MAGAZINE during the COLOR SWITCH Celebration of Walter Day's 70th birthday at John Weeks' legendary MUSEUM OF PINBALL in Banning, California. The production of this trading card was made possible through a financial grant generously donated by COLOR SWITCH of San Francisco, California.

Cynthia Ann Cichorski was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 29, 1954.She 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.

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 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.

Morgan, whose father fought in World War II, was passionate about supporting the United States military and helping to alleviate the financial hardship felt by those who have been called to serve in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She was director of the Caddyshack Reunion Golf Tournament in 2006, which reunited some of the cast of Caddyshack (Morgan included), along with other celebrities. Subtitled "Playing for the Home Team" and hosted at Willow Crest Golf Club in Oak Brook, Illinois, the tournament raised funds (and awareness) to benefit the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund, an organization that helps the families of National Guard members and reservists on active duty.

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