PLAYBOY MAGAZINE June 1989 Mbox2411 Kimberley Conrad Dana Plato
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On what would’ve been Plato’s 55th birthday, her Diff'rent Strokes co-star, Todd Bridges, played tribute to Plato on Twitter.
Plato’s on-screen father, actor Conrad Bain, had a chat with Plato after she announced her pregnancy. Vanity was born Denise Katherine Matthews in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Helga Senyk and James Levia Matthews. Torrie spent a great amount of time in WCW, when she was not fulfilling her potential until she became the valet for The Franchise Shane Douglas.
Landon stares, bites her lip, dives into the pool, says something generic like "Ooo, it's chilly," and then removes her bikini. June Blair was a San Francisco-born model who provided eye candy in a few 1950s and 60s films and early TV episodes, often cast as chorines or good time girls. During her years on Diff'rent Strokes, Plato struggled with drug and alcohol problems; she admitted to drinking alcohol, using cannabis and cocaine, and suffering an overdose of diazepam when she was aged 14.
Kagen suggested that Plato may have been used for a free meal ticket, which Plato denied, explaining that her mother's ways were so that she would not become a prima donna. She has since carved out a reputation as America’s hostess with the mostest by helming a succession of hit reality shows. Diff'rent Strokes' star Todd Bridges says being a TV teen idol didn't protect him from 'extreme racism' growing up".
Although he was "not known as a very good fighter" he seemed to have a knack for finding himself on the business end of other bargoers' fists . After the birth of her son, Tyler, Plato had a difficult time establishing a career that separated her from her Diff'rent Strokes image.