Death Of A Centerfold: The Dorothy Stratten Story


2h 1981

Brief Synopsis

Seedy hustler Paul Snider marries and manages the Canadian sex symbol then kills her.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dorothy Stratten Story, The
Genre
Drama
Biography
Release Date
1981
Production Company
MGM Television Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Metrocolor; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Beating out Bob Fosse's "Star 80" by nearly two years, this version of the tragic story of "Playboy" centerfold Dorothy Stratten, the starry-eyed Canadian teenager who went to Hollywood seeking stardom, gave Jamie Lee Curtis her first TV starring role and Bruce Weitz (Belker on "Hill Street Blues") his as seedy promoter Paul Snider, who promised the girl a career both as a star and as his wife. Mitchell Ryan is Hugh Hefner and Robert Reed a fictional director named David Palmer (loosely based on Peter Bogdanovich).

Film Details

Also Known As
Dorothy Stratten Story, The
Genre
Drama
Biography
Release Date
1981
Production Company
MGM Television Entertainment; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Metrocolor; NBC Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States November 1, 1981