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RIP: Lorissa McComas

 
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Dick Hertz



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PostPosted: Dec Tue 01, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: RIP: Lorissa McComas Reply with quote

Another death I just found out about today is that of actress Lorissa McComas

I'd seen her in a number of movies, but nothing recently. Apparently, her luck had gone south in recent years. Some of her story [that I borrowed from a fansite] follows:





In addition to her battles with the Florida Department of Child Welfare, Lorissa has contracted a crippling disease called RS Dystrophy, affecting her bones and joints to where it's difficult for her to walk. Sometimes she has to rely on a wheelchair to get around. " From my knees down I look like a bumpy mess," Lorissa says with a touch of humor. " But the rest of me still looks great. I can still work, I just have to wear pants now. So basically I won't be doing the nudity I did before. I'll just be doing regular clothed roles. That's all.".

Add to this tragic tale the fact that her brother is dying from AIDS.(At one point during the interview, he mischievously interrupted to say about his sister," So beautiful.")Then on top of all of that, Lorissa's mother died of cancer and her father became so distraught following her death, he committed suicide one night while she was acting in a movie; one wonders how Lorissa can even begin to cope with everything that has been heaped onto her plate.

But like all stories, let's start at the beginning: Lorissa began by modeling for Playboy, thus launching her career in the modeling industry. It was this association with Playboy that helped Lorissa to get a part in the movie SPRING BREAK : SORORITY BABES, which opened a door for her towards a career in acting. With a touch of well deserved pride, Lorissa told me that when she was on the cover of Playboy Book of Lingerie, she was also on the Deans list while attending Miami University.

Another honor bestowed upon Lorissa was being voted in The Top One Thousand Glamour Models of The Twentieth Century. Her name will go down in history as one of the one thousand most glamorous pinup models of all ages ; along with sexual icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch and Bettie Page,to name a few. She used the notoriety of being glamour model as a springboard for acting roles in sexy, low budget thrillers. Lorissa considers her career to be in higher end B movies or even A-ish productions in the motion picture industry. She told me at one point that she'll never do movies like THE BARE WENCH PROJECT anymore.

This was Lorissa's time for her career and personal life to flourish. It seemed as if the world was her oyster. But life, or fate if you will, had other less than pleasant situations in store for her; Lorissa would soon be facing obstacles and challenges that would bring financial problems, a mental breakdown and even cause her a series of physical ailments.

Lorissa moved from Los Angeles to Florida to help care for her mother who was stricken with terminal cancer. As Lorissa said to me," I was in bed with her and she physically died upon me. Which was traumatic enough. I had to go do a movie after her death, a couple of weeks later. When I left to go do the movie, my father blew his brains out. When I came home, my Dad's brains were all over the wall. That was the worst, most tragic loss in my life."

Lorissa then went into a deep depression. Turning into a recluse, she stayed at home, didn't call anybody and went as far as to disconnect the phone so nobody could call her; whether it be for movie roles or anything else for that matter. The trauma of her parents deaths resulted in Lorissa having a nervous breakdown which resulted in her not believing that her parents were really dead,but rather she thought she was on a reality tv show that was being mean to her. Following this incident, Lorissa was placed in the care of a mental hospital for three days.

As for her child Tristan being removed from Lorissa's care by the Child Welfare Department, it was an act of kindness on her part which proved to be her undoing. As the saying goes : No good deed goes unpunished.

It seems that Lorissa let a young girl move in with her and her husband Doug; a girl who had her share of problems which at the time Lorissa knew nothing about. The girl repaid their kindness by attempting to extort two thousand dollars from her, saying that if Lorissa didn't come up with the money she would call the authorities and have Lorissa's baby taken away from her. Naturally, Lorissa refused and then girl's threat escalated to her telling the authorities that Lorissa did porno right in the house with her baby around. One day, the girl returned accompanied by two three hundred pound girls and a male accomplice when Lorissa's husband wasn't there. The wheeelchair bound Lorissa was threatened by one of the three hundred pound girls who grabbed her crutch , stuck it in Lorissa's face and said they'd beat her f***ing ass if she didn't give them the money.

Prior to all of this, Lorissa had been on the phone talking to a long time fan. The fan happened to be listening to the altercation and immediately called the police department. When the police arrived, the two fat girls hid behind the door and promised Lorissa bodily harm if she dared to tell the police anything. Lorissa was so scared she lied to the officer saying there were no problems. After the policeman left the premises, her tormentors said they would leave her alone if she didn't say anything to anybody about the incident. At this juncture, her husband Doug came home. Unbelievably, the girls, who had previously held Lorissa hostage, called the police charging that he threatened their lives with a gun.



Here's her entry at Cinemorgue

sad

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DeMan



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PostPosted: Dec Wed 02, 2009 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a terrible, tragic story. That is an unbelievable amount of hardship for one person to bear.
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PostPosted: Dec Wed 02, 2009 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the definition of "grace under pressure", maybe, yes? confused clapping
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PostPosted: Dec Wed 02, 2009 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. no way

What a trial of life she went through.

She held out until illness finally claimed her.

We will always have memories of her better days in mind. She gave the world beauty!

R.I.P.

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PostPosted: Dec Wed 16, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who wrote that nice summary about Lorissa?

Did you write that Dick Hertz? If so, that was both a moving and descriptive piece.

I agree with Jimbo - way to much to place upon one person.
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PostPosted: Dec Thu 17, 2009 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's sad to hear about this. I got a picture of those fat pigs in my mind....the ones that threatened her and filed the flase complaint against her husband.
mad

I found this picture of her Dick.

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PostPosted: Dec Thu 17, 2009 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had never actually heard of her, but it's a tragic story nonetheless, no one deserves so much evil fortune in a such a short lifespan.

BTW Dr Don, you might want to edit your caption to her picture..
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PostPosted: Dec Thu 17, 2009 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the word false that I spelled wrong that is the concern.

sh*t happens laugh

Edit function is gone.
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PostPosted: Dec Thu 17, 2009 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry,

I was telling Dick that I found that pic of her.....But the play on words is kinda funny isn't it?

I didn't really find a picture of her dick.....LOL. I did find some pics of her clam though....but I thought the bikini pic would be more suitable....especially for the arrow fans that need some practice. But it might be an idea to wait for a while before giving her the arrow treatment out of respect.
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PostPosted: Dec Thu 17, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not write that bio of Lorissa. I found it on some blog from a year or so ago. This was just an excerpt, albeit about half, of the article. Unfortunately, it was from Part 1 of 2. I think my sample gave the gist of her run of bad luck.

Thanx for the pic, Dr Don.

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PostPosted: Dec Fri 18, 2009 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dick Hertz said:

Thanx for the pic, Dr Don.

>DH


Ya, and she was nice enough to leave some perfect pics of herself for the "arrow surprise" retouch artists amoung us.

Somehow I think she would enjoy the attention if she was still with us.
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PostPosted: Jan Mon 04, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

redeemer44 said:
Who wrote that nice summary about Lorissa?

Did you write that Dick Hertz? If so, that was both a moving and descriptive piece.

I agree with Jimbo - way to much to place upon one person.


The author, Joe Vannicola, was kind enough to help me find that blog:

Here's the blog

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