'Can't Buy Me Love' Actress Amanda Peterson Dies at 43 | NBC New York

'Can't Buy Me Love' Actress Amanda Peterson Dies at 43

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    Amanda Peterson in Beverly Hills, California on August 8, 1988.

    Amanda Peterson, best known for her role in the 1987 romantic comedy "Can't Buy Me Love," has died. She was 43.

    Sgt. Mike Moran with the Greeley, Colorado, police department says Peterson was found dead at an apartment complex Sunday. She was alone, and an investigation into her death is ongoing. No other information was released.

    Peterson began her film career when she was 9 in the 1982 adaptation of the play "Annie," directed by John Huston.

    The Greeley native appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over the next decade. Her biggest role was playing opposite Patrick Dempsey in "Can't Buy Me Love."

    She played cheerleader Cindy Mancini, whom Dempsey's character paid to pose as his girlfriend.

    Peterson appeared in her last film, "Windrunner," in 1994.