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Dorothy Stratten
photo credit: CindyCelebs
Age 20
Birthday 28 February, 1960
Birthplace Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died 14 August, 1980
Place of Death West Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Model (Adult/Glamour)
Claim to Fame Playboy's Playmate of the Month August 1979, Playmate of the Year 1980
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Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten (February 28, 1960 – August 14, 1980), who took the stage name Dorothy Stratten, was a Canadian Playboy Playmate, 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 (after Lee Ann Michelle) born in the 1960s. Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at the age of 20 by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide on the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.


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1981 They All Laughed Dolores Martin
1980 Galaxina Galaxina
1979 Americathon Americathon Stage Dancer
1979 Autumn Born Tara Dawson
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A. Girl at the Snack Bar
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Miss Cosmos
1977 Fantasy Island Mickey



I can honestly, and proudly, say that I never was on the casting couch. Oh, of course there have been advances from certain men in the movie industry, but nothing overwhelming.

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