‘Gone Girl’ actor Lisa Banes dies 10 days after hit-and-run

Actor Lisa Banes
“Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes in Park City, Utah, in January 2015.
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“Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes has died more than a week after being injured in a hit-and-run accident in New York, police said.

The 65-year-old Banes, who was struck by a scooter or motorcycle while crossing a street June 4, died Monday at Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, a New York Police Department spokesperson said. The driver did not stop, police said.

Banes appeared in numerous television shows and movies, including “Gone Girl” in 2014 and “Cocktail” with Tom Cruise in 1988. On television, she had roles on “Nashville,” “Madam Secretary,” “Masters of Sex” and “NCIS.”

She acted on stage regularly, including Broadway appearances in the Neil Simon play “Rumors” in 1988, in the musical “High Society” in 1998 and in the Noel Coward play “Present Laughter” in 2010.


Her manager, David Williams, said Banes was hit as she was crossing Amsterdam Avenue on the way to visit the Juilliard School, her alma mater.

Banes lived in Los Angeles and was married to Kathryn Kranhold, a contributing reporter at the Center for Public Integrity.

At the 2014 Hollywood Film Awards, “Gone Girl” actress Lisa Banes, who plays Marybeth Elliot, talks about getting into the mind of her character, and the collaborations on set with Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and other co-stars.

Nov. 26, 2014

Friends and colleagues mourned Banes on Tuesday on Twitter.

“Just busted,” singer Jill Sobule tweeted. “Lisa Banes was magnificent, hilarious, and big-hearted — always helped me though the hard times. She was so beloved by so many.”

Actor Seth MacFarlane said he was deeply saddened at the death of Banes, whom he worked with on his TV series “The Orville.”

“Her stage presence, magnetism, skill and talent were matched only by her unwavering kindness and graciousness toward all of us,” MacFarlane tweeted.

Police have made no arrests.