Stratten appeared in three comedy films and in at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. Her death inspired two motion pictures. In , her brother John Arthur was born. Her sister Louise Stratten followed in May
Playboy centerfold found dead in 1980, blasted away by estranged husband in murder-suicide
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the murder, which was sort of a grisly combination of the crimes I've covered in this series so far. Like Dominique Dunne, Stratten was murdered by a jealous lover who, like Rebecca Schaeffer's killer, had turned into her stalker. It was a violent crime committed within intimate quarters by a family member shades of Susan Cabot and caused a stir in the Hollywood community almost the scale of the Helter Skelter assaults of an August weekend eleven years earlier, a crime in which the victim was also involved with a famous film director. The difference is that Stratten's killer, Paul Snider, turned the shotgun on himself, making him the only murderer of this seven part series not to survive to this day of the others, three are in prison, two have since been released, one has been sentenced but is trying to worm his way out on account of being a celebrity. He also happened to be the man who started Stratten on her path to fame, plucking her from behind a Wendy's counter in Vancouver to pose as for nude photos. He sent the pictures to Playboy, they selected her as a centerfold and eventually Playmate of the Year, the couple moved to Los Angeles together where she started getting acting offers, appearing in five movies in her two short years at the top, two small appearances and three featured roles.
Stratten appeared in three comedy films and at least two episodes of shows broadcast on US network television. Her death inspired two motion pictures. In her brother John Arthur was born.
Dorothy Stratten poses for the Toronto Star. May Dorothy Stratten with her husband and murderer, Paul Snider. August February A very sick guy saw his meal ticket and his connection to power, whatever, slipping away.