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Monday, February 28, 2011

Gone But Not Forgotten

This last day in February marks the birthday of 2 talented names in
entertainment who are unfortunately no longer with us.

Brian Jones (1942-1969)

Brian Jones would find fame as founding member of The Rolling Stones,
before personal conflicts and an increasing drug addiction led to him leaving the band in 1969.
Only a month later, his girlfriend found his body floating lifelessly in his swimming pool
due to uncertain events.  The coroner would label his demise "death by misadventure".
In 1995 the film Stoned would loosely chronicle his life.

Dorothy Stratten (1960-1980)

Dorothy Stratten was a Canadian model and actress.
She first found fame as a Playboy Playmate and was awarded Playmate Of The Year 1980.
She then moved into an acting career that was just beginning to take-off
when her estranged husband took both their lives in a shocking murder-suicide.
In 1983, Mariel Hemingway would portray Stratten in Bob Fosse's Star 80.
Dorothy with husband Paul Snider
Dorothy with John Ritter on the set of Peter Bogdanovich's They All Laughed.

Dorothy dolled up for the science-fiction cheesefest Galaxina.
Dorothy's Playboy Centerfold, August 1979

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