Peterson made her film debut in a classic, the rendition of Annie. She was cast as a dancing extra, but the role launched her career: After the musical's debut, she began racking up film and television credits throughout the '80s. After Annie , an year-old Peterson earned a guest spot on the sitcom Silver Spoons.
Amanda Peterson poses in at a Greeley event where she volunteered to do hair and makeup for models. She had started writing an autobiography. She had a story to tell. Peterson was winning acting awards, as well as earning TV and movie roles. Instead, the former actress was found dead July 5 alone in her apartment by Greeley police who had been called to check on her when she missed a family dinner. Friends and family indicated she never successfully bridged her two lives, Hollywood teen star and Colorado adult. Peterson, said. It is a blessing she is now at peace.
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Watch now. Sign In. Up this week. Amanda Peterson was born on July 8, in Greeley, Colorado. With a natural beauty, powerful charm and a strong personality this talented and truly gifted actress began her career in film industry at age "nine-and-a-half", with the feature film Annie , directed by Academy Award-winner John Huston. To participate in "Annie", she had to persuade
By Dailymail. Fashioned as a sexy biker chick and straddling a motorcycle in an empty car park, Amanda Peterson stares vacantly into the lens of a camera in what would subsequently become her final photoshoot. The tragic actress - who fled Hollywood in following the film 'Windrunner', having shot to fame as a teen rom com favorite - was found dead at her Colorado apartment on Sunday, aged Police do not suspect foul play and her mother has now said she was dead for two days before the body was discovered. These photos - obtained by The Daily Mail Online and believed to be the last professional shoot Peterson took part in - were taken in , showing the former 80's bombshell in thigh-high leather boots posing with a snake and in different custom cars. In the grungy images, the mother-of-two is all-but unrecognizable to fresh-faced Cindy Mancini, the Arizona cheerleader she played in 's 'Can't Buy Me Love' - a role that would make her a superstar.