Wanting to be a dancer, Hurley went to ballet boarding school at 12, but soon returned home.
As she settled into bed, her mother, Judy Quinn, pulled up a chair beside her.
In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to.
Quinn had decided to hold off on the festivities; alcohol inhibits bone marrow production, and she wanted to be in tip-top shape.
She'd finished her junior year at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and was looking forward to a relaxing summer in Seattle, working at a neighborhood convenience store and hanging out with her boyfriend—a welcome change of pace from the pressures of her engineering major.