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Dana Plato

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Dana Plato

American actress notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond in the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1964.

Countries: United States (75%), Nevada (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Howard Stern, Playboy, Oklahoma

Linked to: High School U.S.A., Playboy, ARCO, Dole Food Company




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Dana Plato was born in 1964 add something


Plato made her film debut in 1977 at the age of thirteen in "Return to Boggy Creek add something


In 1978, "Diff'rent Strokes" debuted on NBC add something


Plato appeared on the show from 1978 until 1984 and again in 1985-1986, on two different networks add something


In December 1983, Plato moved in with rock guitarist Lanny Lambert; the couple married in April 24, 1984 add something


After leaving "Diff'rent Strokes" in 1986, Plato attempted to establish herself as a serious actress, but found it difficult to step out of the long shadows cast by her sitcom career add something


Plato actually returned for several appearances during the show's final 1986 season, which appeared on ABC, including an episode in which Kimberly suffers the effects of bulimia add something


On January 2, 1988, Plato's adoptive mother, Kay Plato, died, aged 49, from scleroderma add something


After her child was born, she had breast implants and appeared in a June 1989 "Playboy" pictorial, but her career remained in the doldrums add something


In 1991, Plato ended up in Las Vegas with no work add something


In 1992, Plato was one of the first celebrities to star in a video game add something


In January 1992, she was again arrested, this time for forging a prescription for Diazepam add something

Dana Plato died in 1999 add something


On May 7, 1999, Plato appeared on "The Howard Stern Show", where she told Stern and Robin Quivers that she was engaged to 28-year-old Robert Menchaca, and that he was managing her career add something


Almost 11 years to the day of Dana Plato's death, on May 6, 2010, Plato's son Tyler Lambert died at age 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Tulsa, Oklahoma add something