Photographer's Note

Dorothy Stratten (February 28, 1960 August 14, 1980)was a Canadian 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 at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. She was murdered at age twenty by her estranged husband/manager Paul Snider, who committed suicide the same day. Her death inspired two motion pictures.

Shortly after noon on August 14, 1980 Snider and Stratten met at Snider's house, where the two had once lived as a couple and which Snider was by then sharing with its owner, their mutual friend Dr. Stephen Cushner, along with two women. Stratten had come to talk about an amicable divorce and brought along $1,000 to give Snider.

At about 11:00 PM Snider's private investigator called Cushner on his private line, saying he had been trying to telephone Snider for several hours, but Snider would not answer his phone. Cushner broke into Snider's room and found them dead from shotgun blasts, both bodies nude and swarmed by ants.

Ms Stratten is buried in Westwood Memorial Park.

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  • Copyright: Steve Stillman (sms) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (66)
  • Genre: Mensen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2008-02-04
  • Categories: Dagelijks leven
  • Belichting: f/2.9, 1/200 Seconden
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  • Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 17:13
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