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A fresh-faced teen from the New York City suburbs, Lawrence Monoson was unprepared for Hollywood stardom. Shortly before his 18th birthday in 1982, the young star was thrust into the national spotlight as the lead in the outrageous R-rated comedy "The Last American Virgin." The film ignited a decades-long acting career for the young talent, and Monoson quickly established himself as a bona fide teen icon. He portrayed a cocksure victim of the prolific teenage slasher Jason Voorhees in the inaccurately named "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (fourth out of 12 in the series) before transitioning to more dramatic fare. Monoson took a small part in Peter Bogdanovich's drama "Mask" and landed a supporting role in "Gaby: A True Story," both heartwarming tales of overcoming physical handicaps. In the early '90s, Monoson made a splash in TV, earning a CableACE nomination for "And the Band Played On ," a star-studded 1993 miniseries about the AIDS epidemic. After serving a three-episode stint on the teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210," Monoson became a staple in episodic television. He appeared as a guest on the long-running mystery series "Murder, She Wrote" and the legal drama "The Practice," and was set to...

A fresh-faced teen from the New York City suburbs, Lawrence Monoson was unprepared for Hollywood stardom. Shortly before his 18th birthday in 1982, the young star was thrust into the national spotlight as the lead in the outrageous R-rated comedy "The Last American Virgin." The film ignited a decades-long acting career for the young talent, and Monoson quickly established himself as a bona fide teen icon. He portrayed a cocksure victim of the prolific teenage slasher Jason Voorhees in the inaccurately named "Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter" (fourth out of 12 in the series) before transitioning to more dramatic fare. Monoson took a small part in Peter Bogdanovich's drama "Mask" and landed a supporting role in "Gaby: A True Story," both heartwarming tales of overcoming physical handicaps. In the early '90s, Monoson made a splash in TV, earning a CableACE nomination for "And the Band Played On ," a star-studded 1993 miniseries about the AIDS epidemic. After serving a three-episode stint on the teen soap "Beverly Hills, 90210," Monoson became a staple in episodic television. He appeared as a guest on the long-running mystery series "Murder, She Wrote" and the legal drama "The Practice," and was set to become a series regular on the undercover cop show "Prince Street," an ill-fated endeavor that lasted all of six episodes. In 2004, Monoson portrayed Lieutenant Pavlov Dill in the direct-to-video sequel to Paul Verhoeven's cult hit "Starship Troopers."

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 The Black Orchid (1959) Luisa, age twelve
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 The Ride Back (1957) Child
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