7/9/09

Foxy Ladies #2: Deanna Lund


Deanna Lund played a robot in the camp classic Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) and the Riddler's girlfriend, Anna Gram, in the Batman TV series (1967). She also appeared briefly in the Frank Sinatra film Tony Rome (1967).

However, she is best known for her role as Valerie Scott in the amazing Irwin Allen sci-fi TV show Land of the Giants (1968-70).



Deanna Lund ended up marrying a co-star of Land of the Giants, Don Matheson. Matheson was a Korean War vet who had won both a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. They ended up divorcing in the 1970's, and in a shocking (and revolting) turn of events, Deanna began dating Larry King in the 1990's! Blecch!

12 comments:

  1. I feel violated everytime I look into Larry King's creepy eyes...

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  2. I'm absolutely 100% in agreement with you on Deanna Lund being a Foxy Lady! She's one of the top reasons I'm a fan of Land of the Giants, and I wish there were lots more tv shows and movies she was prominently featured in...

    ...can't believe I didn't recall her from Batman, though!

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  3. I don't understand how any woman in her right mind would be interested in Larry King. As far as the money...no amount of money could entice me, that's for certain.

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  4. Land of the giants may have been Irwin Allen's most passable show and Deanna Lund certainly helped the show.

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  5. weird... I watched an episode of Batman with her in it just two nights ago. She was tres foxy!

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  6. "Larry King"... hahahahaaa who in their right mind would date Larry king??

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  7. Errr....Since nobody else has mentioned it, that's NOT Don Matheson in that photo you have. That's Gary Conway who played the ship's captain on LAND OF THE GIANTS.

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  8. Say what? Which character was Don Matheson? Well, thanks for the correction Booksteve. I'll make it look like the mistake never happened. :-)

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  9. Poor Deanna. So many fine actresses portrayed Riddler Frank Gorshin's gun moll on Batman. Jill St. John; Susan Silo; a paper towel heiress. So when her agent said "They want you to be the Riddler's girlfriend", she probably leapt at the chance.

    Bet he didn't mention that it would be John Astin...

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  10. She was the reason We all watched Giants.

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    1. Deanna had nicely-shaped bare feet. She should've displayed them more on "Giants".

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  11. Deanna a TV Babe. Would Love To See A Feature On Her. For Mini Skirt Monday. She Wore Them On Giants.

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