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About Dana Plato
She was an American model and actress who is noted to have been included in VH1's list of "100 Greatest Kid Stars" on TV. She was born Dana Strain.
Dana is prominent for her role in the sitcom, "Diff' rent Strokes" (1978 to 1986), where she played the role of 'Kimberly Drummond'. Some other films/series in which she has appeared on include; "Family" (1976) "What Really Happened to the Class of '65?" (1977 - 1978), "Hello, Larry" (1979 - 1980), and "The Facts of Life" (1978 - 1988).
She was born to a single mother, Linda Strain, who was at the time catering for an 18-month-old child. She was separated from her mother when she got adopted by Dean Plato and his wife, Florine Plato in 1965.
She got married to rock guitarist, Lanny Lambert in 1984 and they both stayed married for about 6 years before finally divorcing in 1990. She had a child, named Tyler Lambert.
Between 1981 and 1983, Dana received nominations at the Young Artist Awards for "Best Young Actress in a Television Special" (in 1981) and "Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series" (in 1983).
She had a rough patch in life as she constantly struggled with alcohol abuse and substance use, and also dealt with legal issues, including robbery. She eventually died, in May 1999, as a result of an overdose of prescription drug – which was later ruled as suicide. She was 34 years old when she passed away.
Dana had been addicted to drugs and alcohol even before she clocked 14.
She became poor and worked in a dry-cleaning store.
An accountant who had access to her account ran away with majority of her money and was never found nor prosecuted.
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Famous quotes by Dana Plato
I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink.Dana Plato
I'm open-minded. I don't consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I've had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man.Dana Plato
I've learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right.Dana Plato
Dana Plato's Popularity
Dana Plato was a famous American actress, who was born on November 7, 1964. As a person born on this date, Dana Plato is listed in our database as the 64th most popular celebrity for the day (November 7) and the 239th most popular for the year (1964).
People born on November 7 fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion. Dana Plato is the 1862nd most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to Dana Plato's birthday, Dana Plato is the 12986th most famous American.
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