November 12, 1955|
Erath County, Texas, U.S.
February 3, 2014 58) (aged|
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
|Alma mater||Baylor University (1978)|
|Spouse(s)||Walt Borchers (m. 2011–2014; her death)|
Louan Gideon (November 12, 1955 – February 3, 2014) was an American actress best known for her role as antagonist Danielle Atron on Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack. She was also the last actress to play Liza Walton Sentell on the long-running soap opera Search for Tomorrow.
Born in Erath County, Texas, Gideon was a jazz singer in Europe and Asia before becoming an actress in the US. Gideon earned Bachelor of Arts degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas (1978); she majored in oral communications (radio-television-film). In her freshman year, she was voted as a "Baylor Beauty" - rare for a freshman.
In 2006, she left Los Angeles for the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where she continued her career as a writer and stage actress. She successfully battled breast cancer in 2009, and in 2011 married her long-time partner, veteran entertainment executive Walt Borchers. The ceremony took place in Lake Como, Italy, and was presided over by her close friend Bryan Cranston. Her cancer returned in late 2013 and she died surrounded by loved ones on February 3, 2014, at age 58.
|Malcolm in the Middle||2004||Woman||Episode: "Dewey's Special Class"|
|Joan of Arcadia||2003||Val Wyatt||Episode: "The Fire and the Wood"|
|Six Feet Under||2001||Grieving Woman||Episode: "Life's Too Short"|
|Titus||2001||Woman #2||Episode: "Hard-Ass"|
|Sabrina the Teenage Witch||2001||Eleanor||Episode: "Tick-Tock Hilda's Clock"|
|3rd Rock from the Sun||2000||Saleswoman||Episode: "Rutherford Beauty"|
|Treehouse Hostage||1999||Mrs. Stevens||Film|
|The Tom Show||1998||Maylee||Episode: "The Band"|
Episode: Tom vs. the PTA
|The Secret World of Alex Mack||1994–1998||Danielle Atron||78 episodes|
|Seinfeld||1997||Mrs. Hamilton||Episode: "The Millennium"|
|Dark Skies||1996||Tammy||Episode: "Dreamland"|
|Diagnosis: Murder||1996||Stratton's Secretary||Episode: "Murder Murder"|
|The Home Court||1996||Lisa||Episode: "Laborer of Love"|
|L.A. Firefighters||1996||Donna Ryan||Episode: "So What Else Happened"|
|A.J.'s Time Travelers||1995||Episode: "Florence Nightingale"|
|Silk Stalkings||1995||Episode: "Pulp Addiction"|
|Jailbreakers||1994||P.E. Coach||TV film|
|One West Waikiki||1994||Commander Benson||Episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"|
|Beverly Hills, 90210||1993||Gina||Episode: "Midlife... Now What?"|
|Saved by the Bell||1992||Becky Belding||Episode: "Earthquake"|
|Night Court||1990–1992||Heidi / Sonia Blair||3 episodes|
|Get a Life||1991||Tammy||Episode: "Meat Locker 2000"|
|Who's the Boss?||1991||Hostess||Episode: "A Well-Kept Housekeeper"|
|Eerie, Indiana||1991||Betty Wilson||Episode: "Foreverware"|
|Suburban Commando||1991||Woman at Vending Machine||Film|
|They Came from Outer Space||1991||Dr. B. L. Hinton||Episode: "Play Doctor"|
|thirtysomething||1990||Salesperson||Episode: "Fathers and Lovers"|
|Easy Wheels||1989||Molly Wolf||Film|
|Where There's a Will||1989||Cavatina Andretti||TV film|
|Search for Tomorrow||1985–1986||Liza Walton Sentell|
- "'A perfect stage exit': Asheville actress Louan Gideon dies", citizen-times.com; accessed February 12, 2014.