Cindy Morgan March 23, 2021
[photo credit Joe Arce/Starstruck Foto]

Actress Cindy Morgan, who played a dual role in Disney’s Tron (1982 ) as both the human engineer Dr. Lora Baines and the computer program Yori, has died at the age of sixty-nine. Her best-known mundane role was as Lacey Underall in Caddyshack (1980).

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Superhero, and Horror Roles

  • Lora Baines/Yori in Tron (1982)
  • Detective Kelly in Galaxis (1995)
  • Judith Daws in Out There (1995)
  • Holly Hoedown in Amanda and the Alien (1995)
  • A newscaster in Dead Weekend (1995)
  • Julia in the Harry and the Hendersons 1992 episode “The Green-Eyed Bigfoot”
  • Mink in The Highwayman 1988 episode “The Billionaire Body Club”
  • Laura Wells in The Magical World of Disney 1987 episode “The Return of the Shaggy Dog”
  • Beth in Amazing Stories 1986 episode “Hell Toupee”
  • Stephanie in Soloman’s Universe (1985)
  • Vicky Jensen in The Midnight Hour (1985)
  • Gloria Marlowe in Bring ‘Em Back Alive (13 episodes, series co-star)

Naturally, she had many other roles in her theatrical career. She appeared in Falcon Crest sixteen times, fifteen as Gabrielle Short and once as Lori Chapman, and made guest appearances on a variety of TV shows: The Love Boat, CHiPs, She’s the Sheriff, Matlock, etc.

She was born Cynthia Ann Cichorski on September 29, 1954, in Chicago, Illinois. She took the stage name Morgan when she began her career in radio. She studied communications at Northern Illinois University and worked as a DJ for the school radio station. After completing her university studies, she became a weather girl at a televsion station in Rockford, Illinois. Wanting to keep her hand in radio, she moonlighted as a DJ at a local rock radio station. She moved to Los Angeles, and subsequently appeared in advertisements for Fiat cars and Irish Spring soap. She took acting classes, and eventually was cast in her first movie, Caddyshack.

Her ex-husband, Glen Morgan was producer and co-creator of Space: Above and Beyond and producer of cult classic The X-Files. They had one daughter together, actress Chelsea Morgan (who appeared in the Hugh Jackman short Making the Grade (2004).

In 1996, Cindy Morgan was associate producer of three made-for-television movies, Out There, Amanda and the Alien, and Dead Weekend. She appeared in all three, in addition to producing.

Cindy Morgan was found dead of natural causes January 6, 2024 in Lake Worth Beach, Florida. The police in Palm Beach estimate she died approximately four days earlier. We offer comfort and condolences to her friends and family, though nothing can adequately make up for her loss.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress #30”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.