032 – The Death of Dorothy Stratten

Episode 032: On August 14 1980, 20-year-old Vancouver B.C. born Playboy Playmate of the year and former Dairy Queen employee, Dorothy Stratten, was found dead of a single shotgun blast to her head. The perpetrator, her estranged husband, Paul Leslie Snider, lay dead nearby of a self inflicted woud by way of the same firearm. Dorothy’s star had only just begun to rise and was snuffed out far too soon.

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Sources: Pulitzer Prize winning article in 1981 1980 Tonight Show Interview “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party” (1979) – Part 1 – Richard Dawson, Dorothy Stratten
Hollywood Book of Death Aram Nicholas in Star 80, PB hated the film They All Laughed | Shoes | Peter Bogdanovich Bogdanovich Interview for They All Laughed. Death of Dorothy Stratten – Playboy Documentary Dorothy Stratten Biography History Documentary Channel Bryan Adams song The Best was Yet to Come Red Hot Chili Peppers song Californication