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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:
http://reprints.longform.org/death-of-a-playmate Pulitzer Prize winning article in 1981
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SahoSvAAbH4 1980 Tonight Show Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mPGPdD2R8g “Playboy’s Roller Disco & Pajama Party” (1979) – Part 1 – Richard Dawson, Dorothy Stratten
Hollywood Book of Death
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bogdanovich Aram Nicholas in Star 80, PB hated the film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_rTV8vbnGs They All Laughed | Shoes | Peter Bogdanovich
https://vimeo.com/161401921 Bogdanovich Interview for They All Laughed.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4skoDm9gw Death of Dorothy Stratten – Playboy Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTUOLBhf53A Dorothy Stratten Biography History Documentary Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4cotcg278s Bryan Adams song The Best was Yet to Come
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlUKcNNmywk Red Hot Chili Peppers song Californication