Lisa Blount, an actress and Oscar-winning producer who introduced herself to moviegoers as Debra Winger's friend in the classic film 'An Officer and a Gentleman,' was found dead at her home near Little Rock, Arkansas, on Wednesday. She was 53.

The Pulaski County Coroner's office told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Blount likely died on Monday and that currently there are no signs of foul play. She was found by her mother. Blount's husband, actor-director Ray McKinnon, was out of town.

In 2002, Blount won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film as a producer of 'The Accountant,' which co-starred her husband. However, she may be best known for her role as the ambitious Lynette Pomeroy in 1982's 'An Officer and a Gentleman,' which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination for best new star.