Cindy Morgan, ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Tron’ Star, Dies at 69 SuperNayr

Cindy Morgan, who played Lacey Underall alongside Chevy Chase in “Caddyshack,” has died at 69. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Morgan’s death to TMZ.

In addition to the 1980 comedy, Morgan also starred in “Tron,” “Galaxis,” and “Silent Fury,” as well as on TV shows such as “Falcon Crest.” She also guest starred on “The Love Boat.”

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Morgan was born Cynthia Ann Cichorski on Sept. 29, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. As the first of her family to attend college, she studied communications at Northern Illinois University and worked at the school’s radio station. She adopted the last name Morgan after a commercial station asked her to report the news for them.

After finishing school, Morgan worked as a weather reporter in Rockford, Illinois, before she moved to Chicago and worked as a DJ for WSDM. She eventually began to work at car shows for Fiat, which took her to Los Angeles where she began shooting commercials before snagging her “Caddyshack” role.

Morgan once admitted that she “was not a good speaker” when she first attended school, but that “My professor suggested communication as a major, and that got me into broadcasting. I was making a $135 dollars a week doing morning drive in a major market, and when nobody would let me do commercials I said, ‘I’m going to LA.’”


Morgan later said even though the movie wasn’t an instant hit, its “timeless quality” is what helped it stand the test of time. “It has a timeless quality about it, because we were really having the best time possible. You can’t fake that,” she told NBC. “We were lucky enough to be surrounded by four of the funniest men on the planet: Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Ted Knight and Rodney Dangerfield. And we were struck by comedy lightning.”

She also revealed that her favorite scene in the movie originally wasn’t scripted. Morgan said, “I love watching the scene where I ask Chevy to ‘Sing me a love song.’ It wasn’t in the script, wasn’t rehearsed or even discussed ahead of time. Chevy plays a few bars, and then he snorts the salt. You can see me take a couple of beats while I realize what’s happening, and that this would be a scene in the film. I had a big wad of gum in my mouth, and blew a bubble at him.”

In 1982, Morgan landed a role in “Tron.” At the time, the movie was part of Disney’s strategy to change its image. Morgan told Retro Junk that the cast was aware the movie was “groundbreaking” but that filming it wasn’t as advanced as some might think.

“People often assumed it was shot green screen or blue screen. It was not. In the ‘Tron’ world scenes we were shot in black and white in very uncomfortable and I felt unflattering costumes,” she said. “I found it challenging to make something that was so highly conceptual REAL for me, or otherwise it wouldn’t read well on the screen. Side note: There were video games on the set to inspire us.”

Outside of Hollywood, Morgan worked with military veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

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