Lori Ann Lethin (born August 4, 1955) is an American retired actress, known for her appearances on television and in several horror films in the 1980s.
Loring Pickering (m. 1981–1984)
Lethin was born August 4, 1955 in Los Angeles to Paul Lethin. She made her feature debut in the slasher film The Prey, filmed around 1980 but released in 1983. She subsequently had a lead role in Bloody Birthday (1981) opposite Susan Strasberg, about a group of children who begin committing murders. On July 19, 1981, Lethin married actor Loring Pickering in Catalina Island.
Lethin starred as Charlene Matlock in the 1986 Matlock episode "Diary of a Perfect Murder." However, she was replaced by Linda Purl in subsequent episodes. She later starred in the comedy horror film Return to Horror High (1987), playing multiple roles. Lethin had a minor role in Jonathan Kaplan's 1999 drama Brokedown Palace, playing the mother of Kate Beckinsale's character.
|1981||Bloody Birthday||Joyce Russell|
|1981||Goliath Awaits||Maria||Television film|
|1983||The Prey||Bobbie||Film c. 1980|
|1983||The Day After||Denise Dahlberg||Television film|
|1984||For Love or Money||Betty||Television film|
|1985||Brotherly Love||Tina||Television film|
|1985||Means and Ends||Kelly|
|1987||Return to Horror High||Callie Cassidy / Sarah Walker / Susan|
|1989||The Magic Boy's Easter||Mother||Short film|
|1990||The Platinum Triangle||Karen Masters|
|1999||Brokedown Palace||Lori Davis|
|1979||Charlie's Angels||Bo Fleming||Episode: "Teen Angels"|
|1979||A Man Called Sloane||Helen||Episode: "Architect of Evil"|
|1979||Barnaby Jones||Susan Cooper||Episode: "The Final Victim"|
|1980||The Dukes of Hazzard||Lori||Episode: "Southern Comforts"|
|1980||Freebie and Bean||Alice||Episode: "The Seduction of Bean"|
|1981||Palmerstown, U.S.A.||Carrie Simms||Episode: "Vendetta"|
|1981||The Wave||ABC Afterschool Special|
|1981||The Wonderful World of Phillip Malley||Meredith Carswell||Pilot|
|1982||Hill Street Blues||Diane Koslow||Episode: "Rein of Terror"|
|1983||Magnum, P.I.||Gail Blassingame||Episode: "The Big Blow"|
|1983||The Mississippi||Mary Penn||Episode: "G.I. Blues"|
|1984||The Master||Jill Pattersen||Episode: "Out-of-Time-Step"|
|1984||The A-Team||Jennifer Teasdale||Episode: "Harder Than It Looks"|
|1984||E/R||Tina||Episode: "Sentimental Journey"|
|1985||Diff'rent Strokes||Karen Kimball||Episode: "A Special Friend"|
|1985||The Insiders||Billie||Episode: "Gun Runners"|
|1986||Matlock||Charlene Matlock||Episode: "Diary of a Perfect Murder"|
|1986||Murder, She Wrote||Christy Olson||Episode: "If a Body Meet a Body"|
|1986||Stingray||Lanie Harmon||Episode: "Abnormal Psych"|
|1986||Throb||Roberta||Episode: "The Party"|
|1987||Starman||Joanna 'Dusty' Haley||Episode: "Dusty"|
|1987||Werewolf||Julie||Episode: "Eye of the Storm"|
|1987||Ohara||Paula Goode||Episode: "And a Child Shall Lead Them"|
- "Lori Lethin". AllMovie. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- "Birth of Lori Lethin". California Birth Index. California Office of Health Information and Research. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- "Lori Lethin Marries Loring Pickering IV". Palm Beach Daily News. Palm Beach, Florida. September 6, 1981. p. 9 – via Newspapers.com.
- Stine, Scott Aaron (2003). The Gorehound’s Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 232, 251. ISBN 978-1-476-61132-7.
- Terrace, Vincent (2018). Encyclopedia of Unaired Television Pilots, 1945-2018. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 274. ISBN 978-1-476-67206-9.
- "Lori Lethin Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
- "ABC Afterschool Special Planned". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, California. May 28, 1981. p. 27 – via Newspapers.com.