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Dana Plato (1964–1999)


Dana Michelle Plato was born in Maywood, California, on Saturday 7 November 1964. Her first excursion into the film world occurred when she was eleven in the television film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975). Dana never really made an impact on the TV screen until she landed the part of Kimberly Drummond in the TV hit sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (... See full bio »

Died:

(age 34) in Moore, Oklahoma, USA

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Known For

Diff'rent Strokes
Diff'rent Strokes Kimberly Drummond / Hans
(1978-1986)
Different Strokes
Different Strokes Jill Martin
(1998)
Night Trap
Night Trap Kelly
(1992)
Bikini Beach Race
(1992)

Filmography

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 1999 Silent Scream
Emma Jones
 1998 The Hostage
Leslie
 1998 Different Strokes (Video)
Jill Martin
 1997 Tiger
Andrea Baker
 1997 Blade Boxer (Video)
Rita
 1995 Millenium Day
 1995 Lethal Cowboy
Elizabeth
 1995 Compelling Evidence
Dana Fields
 1994 Silent Fury
 1992 The Sounds of Silence
Deborah Nichols
 1992 Night Trap (Video Game)
Kelly
 1989 Prime Suspect
Diana Masters
 1985 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Lisa
- Mike's Madonna Story (1985) ... Lisa
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Patty Springer
- Paying the Piper/Baby Sister/Help Wanted (1984) ... Patty Springer
 1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Cara Ames
 1981 A Step in Time (TV Movie)
 1980 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Daisy Dallenger
- Schoolboy Father (1980) ... Daisy Dallenger
 1976-1980 Family (TV Series)
Debbie / Mary Beth Sanders
- Letting Go (1980) ... Debbie
- Home Movie (1976) ... Mary Beth Sanders
 1979-1980 CHiPs (TV Series)
Darla / Dana Plato
- Nightingale (1980) ... Darla
- Roller Disco: Part 2 (1979) ... Dana Plato (uncredited)
 1978 The End
Dancing Student (uncredited)
 1977 Return to Boggy Creek
Evie Jo
 1975 Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (TV Movie)
Wendy
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Girl
- The Bionic Woman (1975) ... Girl
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Other Works:

Anti-Drug PSA TV spot "Get High on Yourself" - Singer (United States) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 7 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don't have any resentment because I am a performer and I've always felt that, but it did take its toll socially. See more »

Trivia:

Arrested for armed robbery in 1991. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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