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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 February 1955Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Strikingly gorgeous, buxom, and shapely blonde knockout Debra Jo Fondren was born on February 5, 1955 in Los Angeles, California. Fondren was working as a waitress at the restaurant Gallaghers in Beaumont, Texas when she was discovered by "Playboy" photographer Robert Scott Hooper having lunch at the Desert Inn Hotel on her first trip to Las Vegas. Debra was the Playmate of the Month in the September, 1977 issue of "Playboy." Fondren's key distinguishing trademark was her incredibly lovely and lengthy cascading mane of golden blonde hair that went down past her knees. She was named Playmate of the Year in 1978. Following her Playmate stint Debra embarked on an acting career: she not only made guest appearances on the TV shows "Mork & Mindy," "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo," "Fantasy Island," and "Knots Landing," but also had a small part in the failed comedy "Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter" and a more substantial co-starring role in tongue-in-cheek action picture "Spitfire." Moreover, Fondren was both the casting director and second assistant director on the low-budget drama "The Last Road." Outside of her film and TV credits, Debra also acted in stage productions of the plays "Bus Stop," "M.A.S.H.," "Play It Again, Sam," and "Death Takes a Holiday." Fondren became a born-again Christian sometime in the early 80s. She continued to model and appear in numerous "Playboy" videos throughout the early to mid 90s; she sports shoulder length red hair in these videos. In addition, Debra was a guest at several Glamourcon conventions in the late 90s and early 2000s. In 2004 Fondren stopped participating in "Playboy" promotions because they put "too much emphasis on sex." Fondren went on to work as a registered nurse at various hospitals in the Los Angeles area. Debra now lives in Beaumont, Texas and works as an instructor at the Southwest Texas Career Institute.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: woodyanders

Trade Mark (1)

Knee-length blonde hair

Trivia (5)

Since her knee-length hair was a significant part of her centerfold image, she was not allowed to cut it as long as she was under contract to Playboy Models.
Playboy Playmate of the Month September 1977
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1978
Lives in Hollywood, California and works as a registered nurse for several hospitals in the Los Angeles area. [March 2009]
Lives in Beaumont, Texas and works as an instructor at the South East Texas Career Institute. [March 2011]

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