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Overview (4)

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Died in Baltimore, Maryland, USA  (pneumonia and multiple sclerosis)
Birth NameTamara Janice Dobson
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tamara Dobson was born on May 14, 1947 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Tamara Janice Dobson. She is known for her work on Cleopatra Jones (1973), Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975) and Chained Heat (1983). She died on October 2, 2006 in Baltimore.

Trade Mark (1)

Statuesque, model-like figure

Trivia (8)

A former fashion model who appeared in "Vogue", "Essence", "Mademoiselle", "Redbook" and "Ebony" magazines, she made a brief dent in 1970s blaxploitation flicks.
The "Guinness Book of World Records" recognizes the 6'2" Dobson as the tallest leading lady ever in film.
Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000.
Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007).
Profiled in "Women of Blaxploitation: How the Black Action Film Heroine Changed American Popular Culture" by Yvonne D. Sims (McFarland, 2006).
Prior to making films, she appeared in some 25 television commercials.
Started working life as a licensed beautician. She also held a degree in fashion illustration from the Maryland Institute of Art.
Her name was mentioned by Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) in Spike Lee's movie BlacKkKlansman (2018).

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