You know Anissa (uh-NEE-suh) Jones from Family Affair, which ran from 1965 until CBS’s “rural purge” of 1971. It was her biggest role and her last, although she was considered for the role of Regan in 1973’s The Exorcist (which eventually went to Linda Blair) and Iris in 1976’s Taxi Driver (which became an iconic role for Jodie Foster). When she tragically took her life with a drug overdose in 1976, she was being considered for the role of Violet in 1978’s Pretty Baby, a role that eventually went to Brooke Shields. IMDb tells us “Her fatal overdose was of a combination of cocaine, angel dust, Quaaludes and Seconal. The San Diego County coroner said it was one of the most severe cases of drug overdose he had ever seen in San Diego County.” Wow.
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