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  Dana Plato - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plato was born in Maywood, California to Linda Strain, an unwed mother who was 16 at the time of Dana's birth and was already caring for an 18-month-old child.
Plato played a lesbian and the film was rated X due to sexual content, but was not considered hardcore pornography.
Plato's actions were seen by many as a cry for help and she was placed on probation, but in January of 1992, she was again arrested, this time for forging a prescription for Valium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dana_Plato   (1392 words)

 Dana Plato Tribute Site
Dana Michelle Plato was born on November 7, 1964 in Maywood, California.
Dana’s first experience with fame was when she was offered the lead role in the Exorcist movie, but her mother turned it down because she believed it was too graphic.
Dana was spotted on ‘The Gong Show’ by an NBC producer and was approached about the role of the elder sister, ‘Kimberley’ in the new NBC sitcomDiff’rent Strokes’.
www.angelfire.com /d20/danaplato/bio.html   (929 words)

 CNN - Child star Dana Plato's life ends with overdose - May 9, 1999
Plato was discovered unconscious at the home of her fiance's parents after failing to wake up from a nap.
Plato and her fiance, Robert Menchaca, had stopped at his parents' home in Moore -- an Oklahoma City suburb hit by tornadoes earlier in the week -- for Mother's Day after she made an appearance on Howard Stern's radio show in New York.
Plato insisted she had been sober for years, although she said she was taking painkillers because she had her wisdom teeth removed four months ago.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/TV/9905/09/dana.plato.obit   (493 words)

 Dana Plato Memorial
On the day that Dana Plato swallowed her last pills, her natal planets were being adversely contacted by the difficult transiting planetary activity of 1999.
Dana Plato's 34 years were filled with dramatic highs and lows - and unfortunately, too many "highs" of the wrong kind.
Karmically, Dana was fated, not only by her stressful natal chart, and by brutal planetary body blows and uppercuts, but also by her natal nodal positions.
lovestarz.com /danaplato.html   (2157 words)

 Morbidly Hollywood - The death of Dana Plato
Dana's fortunes began to turn when she was spotted by a producer during a brief appearance on TV's "The Gong Show." He was casting a new sitcom for NBC which was to become "Diff'rent Strokes," and Dana landed the part of Kimberly.
Dana was fired from Diff'rent Strokes after the 1983-1984 season because of her pregnancy, but she did return for the final season on ABC in 1985-1986.
Dana and Lanny would divorce in March of 1990 and Dana was allowed visitation of her son, but her husband won physical custody of Tyler.
www.franksreelreviews.com /shorttakes/plato.htm   (2153 words)

 Dana Plato
Dana Michelle Plato (1964-1999) endured a roller coaster life of career sabotage, drug addiction, pornography, armed robbery, and Gary Coleman.
Plato contributed one skinny-dip, two soft-core lesbian sex scenes, and a sudsy threesome in a shower.
Dana Plato's last public appearance took place May 8th, 1999, on the Howard Stern radio and television program, to clear up "misunderstandings" that she was a drug-addicted lesbian.
www.rotten.com /library/bio/entertainers/child-stars/dana-plato   (1045 words)

 Plato (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operation) was a pioneering mainframe-based time-sharing system for Computer assisted instruction
Plato scale, the scale for measuring the gravity of beer wort and distilled spirits
Plato was an intellectual soldier, who often wrote long philosophical treatises on fences, in the comic strip Beetle Bailey
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plato_(disambiguation)   (182 words)

 MobyGames - Dana Plato
Dana was adopted by Dean and Florine Kay Plato.
Dana was later spotted by a producer during an appearance on "The Gong Show".
Dana was released from Diff'rent Strokes after the 1983-1984 season because of her pregnancy, but she did return for the final season.
www.mobygames.com /developer/sheet/view/developerId,77569   (413 words)

 Ink 19 :: The Martyrdom of Dana Plato
Dana Plato's career started as a small girl, when she began working in commercials under the guidance of her adoptive mother, Kay.
Plato claims, in her famous interview with Howard Stern just before her death, that she qualified for the Olympics as a figure skater, but Kay Plato thought Diff'rent Strokes was a better career move.
In 1999, Dana Plato was living with her fiance, Robert Menchaca, and had been living in an RV park in Navarre, Florida.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/99_12/features/005_the_martyrdom_of.shtml   (1570 words)

 Dana Plato @ Filmbug
Dana Michelle Plato (November 7, 1964 - May 8, 1999) was an American actress who became famous playing the role of Kimberly Drummond in the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes.
Plato was born in Maywood, California and grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.
Plato was fired when she became pregnant and her career slumped after the show, with appearances in low-budget films, including some soft-core pornography, and in some minor roles in made for TV movies.
www.filmbug.com /db/24911   (256 words)

 Biography for Dana Plato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the part of Kimberly Drummond in the TV hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes"; from1978-1984.
Dana had a role in the Exorcist sequel which turned out to be a flop.
Plato's older son, an aspiring actor himself, is represented by another former child actor, Johnny Whittaker.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0686818/bio   (566 words)

 "Diff'rent Strokes" Kid Dana Plato Dead - May 10, 1999 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Plato, Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges were the TV kids (adopted and otherwise) of wealthy Phillip Drummond, the patriarch of Diff'rent Strokes, played by Conrad Bain.
Petersen said he saw Plato's death coming--"It was coming nine years ago"--when he bumped into her coming out of a bathroom on the set of the Sally Jessy Raphael talk show, with a substance he said looked like cocaine dripping out her nose.
Plato was born November 7, 1964, in Maywood, California.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,4735,00.html   (978 words)

 DANA HILL - Remembered   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dana was a talented actress, primarily known for her dramatic work in the 1980s.
Sadly, Dana passed away in 1996, but luckily for her fans, she left behind an impressive body of work to be treasured always.
Plato was a cast member of the 1980s series "Diff'rent Strokes" and passed away in May 1999.
www.geocities.com /danahillremembered   (256 words)

 Dana Plato: Suicide - May 21, 1999 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
May 21, 1999, 8:05 AM PT Dana Plato's death was no accident.
Plato died May 8 in Moore, Oklahoma, as she slept in a mobile home parked outside the home of her fiancé's parents.
Some have said Plato was shaken the day before her death by an appearance on Howard Stern's radio show.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,4795,00.html   (330 words)

 Owen Keehnen Interviews Dana Plato
On May 8, 1999 Dana Plato was found dead in a mobile home in front of her in-laws house in Moore, Oklahoma.
Plato declared that she had never been happier… but sadly the 34-year-old actress could not keep the demons that plagued her at bay.
From 1978-84 Dana Plato played Kimberly Drummond, Conrad Bain's teenage daughter and step-sibling to Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges on the hit NBC sitcom 'Diff’rent Strokes'.
www.queerculturalcenter.org /Pages/Keehnen/Plato.html   (1266 words)

 In Memoriam: Dana Plato
Lauren and I were not effective in our attempt to bring some light into Betty Bridge's relationship with her son, l, nor were we, able to break through to Dana whose runny-nosed denials were, for a pair of old addicts like Lauren and me, as transparent as a pane of glass.
Sadly, a great deal of that experience came in dealing with Dana Plato whose rocky roller-coaster of a life was terribly painful for the corp of "A Minor Consideration's" members.
There wasn't a member of AMC who wasn't on the look-out for Dana who was often the subject of whispered discussions at the Ray Courts Hollywood Collector's Show where, often as not, Dana would fail to show.
www.minorcon.org /danaplato.html   (781 words)

 HERMENAUT: Journal: May 1999
A natural and gifted comedienne, Dana Plato taught the post-Boomer generation that where difference emerges, it must be continuously negotiated by finding humor in the clash of value-systems—otherwise difference will be continuously suppressed.
Yet the events of her later "career" seem to indicate that in the end she'd come to agree with the sociologist/pornographer George Bataille, who insisted that the very idea of "diff'rent strokes" was an opiate of the people, one which narcotized them into a complicitous participation in a degenerate system.
Love, Plato writes, is a mediatory link between the material world and the world of Absolute Beauty; our mistake, it seems, has been to think of this Love as something chaste and dignified.
www.hermenaut.com /a109.shtml   (625 words)

 CNN - Showbuzz - May 21, 1999
Plato had "too high a level of drugs in her system and stomach for her death to be anything but a suicide," said Ray Blackeney, the office's director of operations.
Plato did not leave a suicide note, but medical examiners say they based their ruling on the drug concentrations, a past history of suicidal gestures and findings documented by the investigation.
The 34-year-old Plato was visiting her fiance's parents in Moore, Oklahoma, when she died on May 8.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/News/9905/21/showbuzz   (709 words)

 Dana Plato Memorial Guestbook - A Bravenet.com Guestbook
I knew Dana during my high school years, she was a fabulous, intriguing, funny and sexy gal; I will never forget her.
Dana was our Aunt and we miss her very much.
Dana Plato will always remain the wonderful actress that I feel she was.
pub11.bravenet.com /guestbook/show.php?usernum=891630654&cpv=1   (1124 words)

 Gettingit.com: Dana Plato's Corpse
Bugbee's proud press release for the Expo -- headlined "Dana Plato Speaks!" -- was soon followed by one titled "Dana Plato Silenced," after she died of an overdose of painkillers and muscle relaxants just two weeks before the big event.
Dana's years of notoriety were over, and all Bugbee had left were the tapes of their phone conversations.
Dana does ramble in their last conversation, but there's no explicit descent "into a drugged-out Hollywood HELL!" ("Listen in HORROR...") And though it does open with a montage of sound clips, to advertise it as "Kimberly Drummand's [sic] audio suicide note CAUGHT ON TAPE!!" is an exaggeration.
www.gettingit.com /article/366   (1113 words)

 Amazon.com: Dana Plato's Last Breath (incl.70 min. audioCD): Books: Shane Bugbee,King Velveeda,Amy Bugbee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dana, if only this book had come out before it was too late perhaps we could have done something to change its ending.
Dana was beautiful,how could he say what he did in here.
Dana was a beautiful women who did what she wanted no matter what anyone said.We have to respect that.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1929399030?v=glance   (971 words)

 TSG Mug Shot: Dana Plato
Former "Diff'rent Strokes" actress Dana Plato was photographed by Las Vegas cops in January 1992 after getting caught forging a Valium prescription.
At the time of her arrest, Plato was serving a probation term stemming from her guilty plea to charges that she robbed a Sin City video store in 1991.
Plato committed suicide in May 1999 at the age of 34.
www.thesmokinggun.com /mugshots/platomug1.html   (97 words)

 Salon Obituary | Dana Plato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dana Plato, who like her fellow "Diff'rent Strokes" child co-stars had seen legal troubles since the show was canceled, died Saturday of an apparent drug overdose.
Plato apparently took the painkiller Loritab along with Valium.
Plato played Kimberly Drummond on the NBC sitcom that ran from 1978 to 1984.
www.salon.com /people/obit/1999/05/10/plato/print.html   (104 words)

 Dana Plato Photos - Dana Plato News - Dana Plato Information
Dana Plato led quite an interesting life, full of dizzying heights and shattering lows.
She came to fame as a child star but found out soon enough that early fame often has its own pitfalls.
With Lanny Lambert, Dana Plato has a son born in 1985 named Tyler Lambert who lives in Tulsa.
www.tv.com /dana-plato/person/4882/summary.html   (269 words)

 Dana Plato pictures, posters, photos, interviews and wallpapers.
Dana Plato pictures, posters, photos, interviews and wallpapers.
Dana Plato: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) (TV)....
Dana Plato was offered the role of Regan MacNeil in "The Exorcist" (1973), but her breakthrough role would prove to be as Kimberly Drummond in the TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" (1978-84).
www.perfectpeople.net /biopage.php3/cid=47   (305 words)

 Comments on 9630 | MetaFilter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Dana Plato played the white daughter of Mr.
For some reason, I'm thinking it was something like Dana Plato pissed some guy off, and so he decided to write a book about her out of spite - the one being discussed here.
Now all we need to do is find the other 1460 Dana Plato's, match the right killer to each, and the case is closed.
www.metafilter.com /comments.mefi/9630   (512 words)

 Plato - Plato Theaetetus
Plato The Allegory Of The Cave From The Republic
Plato the Platypus and his buddies make the transition from college to careers but can't quite get the hang of it. By Alexis Fajardo.
Essays on Plato's Republic, his doctrine of the soul, and his allegory of the cave, along with a biography, etexts, and a selection of quotes.
www.platon.org /platotheaetetus   (1630 words)

 Chaise Longue: Dana Plato and adoptees
I saw on one of the news magazine shows that she was an adoptee.
I too, was sorry to hear about Dana Plato's death.
I will not dare to say that being adopted caused her to abuse drugs and alcohol, only Dana herself would be able to tell us that.
www.queendom.com /chaiselongue/relationships/q_kaseyhamner5.html   (828 words)

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