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Deanna Lund, 'Land of the Giants' Actress Dies at 81: Cause of Death - Pancreatic Cancer

Updated On 28 Jun, 2018 Published On

Deanna Lund, best known for playing one of the seven castaways trying to survive in a world of large, unfriendly people on the ABC hit series Land of the Giants which aired from 1968 to 1970, has died at the age of 81.

The late actress' daughter, Michele Matheson, who is an actress and novelist, told The Hollywood Reporter that her mother passed away at her home in Century City on Friday, June 22, revealing the cause of death as "pancreatic cancer" she was diagnosed with since September.

CAPTION: Deanna Lund, 'Land of the Giants' Actress Dies at 81: Cause of Death - Pancreatic Cancer SOURCE: IMDB

Her other recurring roles were in 1965's Sting of Death (as Honey Blond), 1966's The Oscar (as Bikini Girl), 1966's Out of Sight (as Tuff Bod) and 1965's Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.

Deanna also starred opposite Chad Everett in 1966's Johnny Tiger. She also appeared in 1966's Spinout (as Redhead Beauty) opposite Elvis Presley. Deanna and Elvis had also worked in 1966’s Paradise, Hawaiian Style together.

Additionally, she went on to guest on 1970s popular TV shows such as The Waltons, The Incredible Hulk and American Style in addition to her appearance on the big and small screens into the 2010s.

Lund was engaged to talk show host Larry King in the mid-1990s, however, they never got married.

Deanna is survived by his daughter Michele Matheson.