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Dana Plato

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Birth Name: Dana Plato
Born: 11/07/1964
Birth Place: Maywood, California, USA
Death Place: Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Died: 05/08/1999

She was born Dana Michelle Strain on Nov. 7, 1964 in Maywood, CA, to a 16-year-old unwed mother, Linda Strain. Struggling already to take care of an 18-month-old child, Strain put Dana up for adoption. Dean and Kay Plato adopted the child in June 1965, moving her to their San Fernando Valley home in Southern California. While adoptive father Dean ran a trucking company, Kay Plato spotted a flare for performance in the young girl and became convinced she could have a career as a child actor. Initially working the commercial circuit, Plato won roles in 100-plus TV spots for companies such as KFC and Dole. In a famous Hollywood near-miss, she was reportedly cast as Regan, the demon-possessed li... Continue Bio >>

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