It was Peterson's final onscreen role.
Frances Bean Cobain and actress Cassandra Peterson attend the launch party for Peterson's new book 'Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark' at the Hollywood.
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View Details Patrick Dempsey and Neil Patrick Harris pay tribute to.
The film became an instant classic among teenagers, much like many of the John Hughes movies of the same time period.
Scene: The body of Amanda Peterson was found in her apartment in the 5100 block of 11th Street in Greely, Colorado, on Sunday night, after not being seen for two days The cause of her death is currently unknown.
Autopsy reports showed that Amanda Peterson died of an accidental morphine overdose at age 43 this past July, but her family says that doesn't tell the whole story of the secret pain the actress had been enduring for decades.