Friday, January 9, 2009

Dorothy Stratten - Gone Too Soon

Dorothy Stratten was Miss August 1979 in Playboy. She was crowned Playmate of the Year in 1980. She also worked for a time as a Playboy Bunny in Los Angeles. Her life and career (acting credits include Galaxina in 1980) were cut way too short by her estranged husband. He murdered her in August of 1980. I really didn't know who Dorothy Stratten was when she was alive. I was not even ten years old when she was killed. I think I first learned about her when Star 80 came out in 1983. Once I discovered what an amazing beauty she had been. I felt so awful that she had not lived longer. I wanted to know all I could about her. She's another one of those that was gone too soon. It's a shame that we didn't get to have her with us longer. I hope you like this picture and tribute video I'm posting of her.

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8 comments:

Steve Langton said...

Another sad example of a life cut short. Very nice tribute, putting her in our thoughts once more.

Keith said...

Hey Steve. Thanks for the comments. I know what you mean. There are so many actresses that we lost before it was their time. It's such a shame.

Planet Mondo said...

I don't know Dorothy, but that slideshow really captures the mood of the time keith

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks for the comments. She wasn't around very long before she was killed. Glad I could introduce you to her. Cheers!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Keith, Remember her well. Thought you might like to see the picture of Dorothy I posted on my blog. Here is the link.

http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2008/12/people-in-life.html

Keith said...

Hey Viewliner. Thanks for the comments. It was nice hearing from you. I'll definitely check out that link from your blog. Cheers!

Jeremy Richey said...

One of the could have been greats...love her in They all Laughed and of course the photos are just sublime.

Keith said...

Hey Jeremy. Thanks for the comments. I totally agree. She's definitely one of those that I believe could have had a really fantastic career if she had lived.