Earned a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and Golden Globe for Gossett...who, it should be noted, had to beat out his co-star Keith, who had also been nominated for the latter award.
In the years that followed, she made a string of TV appearances on shows including Moonlighting, Murder She Wrote and Picket Fences.
She also appeared in films Great Balls of Fire, and 2004's Chrystal, alongside Billy Bob Thornton.
It is not known how Blount died, but there are currently no signs of foul play, according to reports.
Blount's husband of 12 years, actor director Ray Mc Kinnon, was away filming in Atlanta at the time of his wife's death.
'Lisa had a hard time health-wise doing it, but managed,' said Mrs Blount.
Parents need to know that this film contains some brief nudity (female breasts and buttocks, male buttocks) and explicit sexual dialogue.The military training sequences involve homophobic and racial slurs as well as fistfights.Several of the female characters are depicted as trying to get soldiers to impregnate them. In addition, one of the main characters commits suicide.And in 2002, she won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for The Accountant, which co-starred her husband, who she thanked in her acceptance speech.'As one door was seemingly closing in my life, another door opened.According to her mother, Blount had been suffering from a painful disease similar to Multiple Sclerosis, along with a rare blood disorder.'We think she died very sudden.