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Updated: May 20, 2024

Deanna P. Lund was born on May 30th 1937 in Oak Park Riverside Chicago Illinois, to attorney Arnold Lund and his wife Phyllis. When she was eight, her parents relocate their three daughters to Daytona Beach Florida, where her father participates in the boom of developing Florida land. Deanna spent her childhood with her horse, competing at rodeos. She was spotted by a talent scout while on stage and is offered a contract from Columbia Pictures. Deanna married a rider from the rodeo. They were married four years and have two children, Randy and Kim. Later she got divorced and moved with her two children to Miami.

Deanna supported her family by modeling and as a weather girl, at $10 a show. Deanna got her first big break in Hollywood in the Florida-filmed Tony Rome. But the role finally went to Sue Lyon. In 1968 she was casted as "Valerie Scott" in the TV series "Land of the Giant's" for financial reasons. During the series Deanna became romantically involved with co-star Don Matheson. They announce their engagement at the end of the second season.

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