Deborah Iona Raffin
March 13, 1953
|Died||November 21, 2012 (aged 59)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Leukemia|
|Occupation||Actress, director, screenwriter, and publisher|
Michael Viner (m. 1974–2005)(divorced)
|Children||Taylor Rose Vinner|
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.
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.
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.
- 40 Carats (1973) as Trina Stanley
- The Dove (1974) as Patti Ratteree
- Once Is Not Enough (1975) as January Wayne
- God Told Me To (1976) as Casey Forster
- The Sentinel (1977) as Jennifer
- Touched by Love (1980) as Lena Canada
- Dance of the Dwarfs (1983) as Dr. Evelyn Howard
- Claudia (1985) as Claudia
- Lace II (1985) (miniseries) as Judy Hale
- Death Wish 3 (1985) as Kathryn Davis
- Grizzly II: The Concert (1987) as Samantha Owens
- Morning Glory (movie) (1993) as Elly Dinsmore (also co-writer of screenplay)
- Elaine Woo, "Deborah Raffin dies at 59; actress was also a force in audio books", Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2012.