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Birth Name: Dorothy Stratten

Born Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten in Feb. 26, 1960 in a Salvation Army Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Stratten's life was marked with sadness from almost the second she was born. Her parents, Nelly and Simon Hoogstraten, separated when she was three, leaving Nelly to struggle to make ends meet for Dorothy, son John, and youngest daughter Louise, who was born out of wedlock from an affair with one of Nelly's employers. In order to help with finances, young Dorothy began working part-time at a Dairy Queen outside Vancouver. It was there that 18-year-old Stratten met a small-time promoter and hustler named Paul Snider, who was 30 at the time of their first encounter in 1978. Snider had a ... Continue Bio >>

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