Dorothy Stratten
Actress, model
Dorothy Stratten
Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model and actress. Stratten was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for August 1979, Playmate of the Year in 1980 and was the second Playmate born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at age twenty by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.
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'Te amaré hasta la muerte', matrimonios de los famosos - Terra México
Google News - over 5 years
LA BELLEZA Y LA BESTIA Dorothy Stratten, modelo de Playboy nacida en 1960, murió en 1980. Su esposo y representante, Paul Snider, la mató y se suicidó el mismo día. El propio Hugh Hefner, creador de Playboy, auguraba para Dorothy un gran futuro en la
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Peter Bogdanovich & Noah Baumbach Talk 'They All Laughed' At Brooklyn's ... - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The director's talking about his romance with former Playboy pinup turned actress Dorothy Stratten, who he was deeply in love with, co-starred in the picture and was murdered by a jealous and estranged husband whom she left to be with Bogdanovich,
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Former Miss USA and TV news anchor is still a farm girl at heart - Arizona Republic
Google News - over 5 years
And director-choreographer Bob Fosse called her back after an initial audition to discuss playing Dorothy Stratten in the biographical 1983 movie "Star 80." Because their reigns coincided, Jineane had met the Playboy Playmate of the Year during a
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Eric Roberts: “¡Interpretaré a Sebastián Piñera hasta los huesos!” - La Segunda
Google News - over 5 years
Con esta dedicación y honestidad se mueve un actor que conquistó a la crítica especializada en el año 1983, cuando en “Star 80” se metió en la piel de Paul Snider, el hombre que asesinó a la conejita Playboy, Dorothy Stratten
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Playboy bunnies have plenty of practice shaking their TV tails - RedEye Chicago (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
"Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story" (1980): Jamie Lee Curtis starred in this TV movie about a murdered Playboy playmate. (The same story was told in 1983's big-screen "Star 80" with Mariel Hemingway as Stratten
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Hoppin' down the Bunny tales - The Republic
Google News - over 5 years
"Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story" (1980) — Jamie Lee Curtis starred in this TV movie about a murdered Playboy playmate. (The same story was told in 1983's big-screen "Star 80" with Mariel Hemingway as Stratten
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Muñecas de trapo - Aurora (Suscripción)
Google News - almost 6 years
La canadiense Dorothy Stratten (n.1960), tenía veinte años cuando fue asesinada por su marido quien luego se suicidó. El hecho sacudió a la opinión pública norteamericana. La estadounidense Sue Williams (n.1945), fue la primera conejita en hacerse
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How Hef Got His Groove Back
NYTimes - about 6 years
Hugh Hefner already has his final resting place picked out and paid for: a crypt next to Marilyn Monroe's in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Not that he has plans to use it anytime soon. Hefner, who will turn 85 in April, lives these days what appears to be the life of an invalid, or even of a cosseted mental patient: wearing pajamas all
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Critic's Choice: New DVDs
NYTimes - about 10 years
Bugsy Released in 1991, ''Bugsy'' may have been a film with too many fathers. Warren Beatty, who co-produced this dark, sensual, morally conflicted biography of the gangster Bugsy Siegel and played him with a Tony Curtis-like striver's elegance, was of course the director of the acclaimed ''Reds'' (1981). He was also a contributor to the
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TV WEEKEND; When Rock Was a Four-Letter Word
NYTimes - almost 15 years
On Sunday night, VH1 presents ''Warning: Parental Advisory,'' an original movie parodying Tipper Gore's crusade in the 1980's to clean up rock 'n' roll lyrics. This amiably silly movie has funny moments, but it often seems as creaky and irrelevant as an aging rock star -- or as VH1 itself may feel these days, given its ratings losses. Meanwhile,
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Film; Older, Sadder, Maybe Wiser
NYTimes - almost 15 years
ONCE upon a time, in June 1964, Peter Bogdanovich and his wife, Polly Platt, got in their car, a yellow Ford convertible, loaded it up with movie magazines and drafts of screenplays, with clothes and long-playing records, with their dog and a television set, and drove across the country from New York to Hollywood. They were going to make it big. If
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Review/Film; Hopping Down the Bunny Trail With Hugh Hefner
NYTimes - over 24 years
The documentary "Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time" works nicely as a Rorschach test. There are those who will find it an appreciative portrait of Playboy's founding father as pioneer, libertarian and social critic, a man "with a castle for a home and a dream for a life." There are also those who will find it a tale of eerie isolation and weird excess,
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - over 24 years
It is time, HUGH HEFNER said recently, for the public to get to know him as he really is. "I have felt for a long time that the public's images of my life and of me are a kind of ink blot test because my life is so interconnected to the fantasies and guilts that are part of the American experience," he said from his home in Holmby Hills, Calif. So
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POINTS WEST; Hefner Says 'I Do'; Ramparts Tremble
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: On Saturday afternoon, in full bridegroom's regalia and with tears in his eyes, 63-year-old Hugh M. Hefner married the 1989 Playmate of the Year, 26-year-old Kimberley Faye Conrad, in front of the wishing well at the Playboy Mansion West in Holmby Hills. On Saturday afternoon, in full bridegroom's regalia and with tears in his eyes,
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HOME VIDEO/NEW RELEASES
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Fatal Attraction Starring Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred Gwynne. Directed by Adrian Lyne. 1987. Paramount Home Video. 119 minutes. $89.95. Rated R. Fatal Attraction Starring Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Stuart Pankin, Ellen Foley, Fred
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SUMMER READING; READ AND RUN: A CRAM COURSE FOR THE PRESIDENCY
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Between speeches and strategy sessions, the Presidential candidates might find time for useful summer reading. The Book Review asked a number of notable people for suggestions in their fields of expertise. Their recommendations follow. Scott Turow A practicing lawyer and the author of ''Presumed Innocent,'' a novel, and ''One L,'' a
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THEATER; Tap-Dancer Among the Literati
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: THE BOB FOSSE I KNEW WAS insecure, self-doubting, tormented, tense in his victories, angry in his defeats - everything I trust in an artist. THE BOB FOSSE I KNEW WAS insecure, self-doubting, tormented, tense in his victories, angry in his defeats - everything I trust in an artist. He was also honest, confiding, profoundly considerate, and a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Stratten
    TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 19
    Died on August 14, 1980.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1980
    Age 19
    Shortly after noon on August 14, 1980, Snider and Stratten met at Snider's house, where the two had once lived as a couple, and which Snider was by then sharing with its owner, their mutual friend, Dr. Stephen Cushner.
    More Details Hide Details Stratten had come to talk about an amicable divorce and brought along $1,000 to give to Snider. At approximately 11 p.m., Snider's private investigator called Cushner on his private line, saying that he had been trying to call Snider for several hours, but Snider wasn't answering. Although there were many guests in the residence, Snider's bedroom door was closed and they assumed Snider's privacy was essential. Cushner broke into Snider's room and discovered the nude bodies of Snider and Stratten, both having been shot with a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun. Police believed that Snider murdered Stratten, who was 20, then abused and raped her corpse, before turning the shotgun on himself. Stratten is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. Stratten's murder was depicted in two films. In 1981's Death of a Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story, Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed Stratten and Bruce Weitz played Paul Snider. Bob Fosse's 1983 feature film, Star 80, starred Mariel Hemingway as Stratten and Eric Roberts as Snider.
    By August 1980 Snider most likely believed that he had lost Stratten and what he had called his "rocket to the moon."
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    In 1980 she became Playboy's Playmate of the Year, with photography by Mario Casilli.
    More Details Hide Details Stratten also played the title role in the sci-fi parody Galaxina, her first and only starring role. Hefner reportedly encouraged Stratten to sever ties with Snider, calling him a "hustler and a pimp." Rosanne Katon and other friends warned Stratten about Snider's behavior. Stratten began an affair with Peter Bogdanovich while he was directing They All Laughed, her first major studio film. Snider hired a private investigator to follow Stratten. They separated and Stratten moved in with Bogdanovich, planning to file for a divorce from Snider.
  • 1979
    Age 18
    She guest-starred in episodes of the television series Buck Rogers and Fantasy Island, along with small roles in 1979 in Americathon and the roller disco comedy Skatetown, U.S.A.
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    With her surname shortened to Stratten, she later became Playboy's Miss August 1979, and began working as a bunny at the Playboy Club in Century City, Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Hugh Hefner had high hopes Stratten could have meaningful crossover success as an actress.
  • 1978
    Age 17
    In August 1978 she moved to Los Angeles, where she was chosen as a finalist for the 25th Anniversary Great Playmate Hunt.
    More Details Hide Details Snider joined her in October.
    Snider later had a photographer take professional nude photos of her which were sent to Playboy magazine in the summer of 1978.
    More Details Hide Details She was under the age of 19 at the time, which is the legal age to pose nude in Canada so she had to persuade her mother to sign the model release form.
  • 1977
    Age 16
    In 1977 she was attending Centennial High School in Coquitlam when, while working part-time at a local Dairy Queen, she met 26-year-old Vancouver-area club promoter and pimp, Paul Snider, who romanced her.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Age 7
    Her sister Louise Stratten followed in May 1968.
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  • 1961
    Age 0
    Stratten was born in a Salvation Army hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Simon and Nelly Hoogstraten, who were Dutch immigrants. In 1961 her brother John Arthur was born.
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  • 1960
    Born
    Born on February 28, 1960.
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