Deborah Raffin Biography

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Facts of Deborah Raffin
Date of Birth: 1953 , March-13
Date of Death: 2012 , November-21
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Deborah Raffin
Birth Name Deborah Iona Raffin
Father Phillip Jordan Raffin
Mother Trudy Marshall
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3 million
Married to Michael Viner
Children 1
Divorce Michael Viner
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Deborah Raffin was an American model, film and television actress and an audiobook publisher who appeared in films like Once Is Not Enough, Death Wish 3, 40 Carats, Nightmare in Badham County, Touched by Love and The Dove.

Daughter of Late Actress Trudy Marshall

Deborah Raffin was born on March 13, 1953, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America, to parents Phillip Jordan Raffin and Trudy Marshall.

Her mother was a Brooklyn-born film actress while her father was a restaurateur and business executive. Her dad was Jewish while her mother was Christian. Raffin identified with Judaism.

She was raised along with her brother William Raffin. She was of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Acting Journey

Deborah Raffin initially appeared on numerous magazine covers such as 'Teen, Good Housekeeping and Seventeen during the 1970s and 1980s. In the 1970s, she also acted in several Hollywood films.

In 1974, Raffin starred in the Gregory Peck-produced film, The Dove, alongside with Joseph Bottoms. Later in 1976, she appeared in Nightmare in Badham County alongside Chuck Connors and Tina Louise.

She had been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and a Razzie Award for Worst Actress for her role in the 1980 comedy-drama film, Touched by Love.

In 1981, Raffin appeared in the television series adaptation of Foul Play (1978) taking over the role of Goldie Hawn. She had also appeared in James Clavell's 1988 action film Noble House alongside Pierce Brosnan.

In 1991, she played the role of Julie Vale in the cult film, Scanners II: The New Order, opposite David Hewlett.

She had also portrayed Julie Camden Hastings on the WB Tv show, 7th Heaven, and Dr. Hightower in the ABC Family teen series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Had an Estimated Net Worth of $3 Million

Deborah Raffin was one of the most successful television and film actresses and thought of her decades-long acting career, the Los Angeles-born had collected a decent amount of money.

According to some reports, Raffin had a total net worth of $3 million before she passed away.

Deborah Raffin Death

Deborah Raffin passed away on November 21, 2012, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 59.

As for her cause of death, Raffin died of leukemia, cancer the body's blood-forming tissues like the bone marrow and the lymphatic system.

She was buried at Hillside Memorial Park & Mortuary in Culver City, California.

Marriage and Divorce with Husband Michael Viner

Deborah Raffin had previously been married to a film producer, Michael Viner. The pair had tied the knot in 1974 but after staying in 29 year-long marital relationship together, the two got a divorce.

CAPTION: Deborah Raffin with her ex-husband Michael Viner SOURCE: Pinterest

Just three years after the divorce, Viner died of cancer on August 8, 2009, in Beverly Hills, California. The former couple shared a daughter Taylor Rose Viner together.