|Born||September 21, 1953|
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
|Died||June 19, 1984 (aged 30)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Sunny Sue Johnson (September 21, 1953 – June 19, 1984) was an American actress. She played figure skater Jeanie in the 1983 film Flashdance.
Johnson died from a burst blood vessel in her brain at the age of 30.
Johnson first appeared in the television series Baretta. She also appeared in an episode of Charlie's Angels. She also had roles in the films The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia and the spoof Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype with the English actor Oliver Reed. She appears briefly in the movie Animal House as Fawn Liebowitz's sorority housemate at the girl's college during the road trip sequence, and is listed in the film's credits as 'Otter's Co-ed'.
On the night of June 18, 1984, Johnson was found unconscious in the home she shared with her boyfriend, Archie Hahn. She was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where doctors discovered that she had suffered a burst blood vessel in her brain. She remained on life support until the following day when she was declared clinically dead. Without any hope of her mental recovery, her family agreed to take her off of life support. Johnson was 30 years old.
|1978||Animal House||Otter's Co-Ed||(scenes deleted)|
|1980||Where the Buffalo Roam||Lil / Nurse|
|1980||Why Would I Lie?|
|1980||Nights at O'Rear's||Vi Ann|
|1980||Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype||Coral Careen|
|1981||The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia||Melody|
- "Sunny Johnson, 30, Actress; Was Skater in 'Flashdance'". New York Times. 22 June 1984. Retrieved 13 March 2020.