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    CA- Mummified Playboy Playmate found

    Poor old lady

    http://www.fox8.com/news/nationworld...,6321217.story

    The house was owned by Yvette Vickers,

    Vickers, born Yvette Vedder in Kansas City, Missouri, was
    variously described as being either 82 or 74. She was briefly
    married twice during the 1950s.

    Her film credits include 1958's "Attack of the 50 Foot
    Woman" and 1959's "Attack of the Giant Leeches." Her last
    feature role was in a 1990 horror called "Evil Spirits."

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    I have a pic of the "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" poster somewhere. I'll find it and post it.


    Rest In Peace

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    Daily Mail instantly saw the tabloid possilities of this sad story:

    Attack Of The 50ft Woman star and ex-Playboy model found mummified in her Beverly Hills home

    much more at link, lots of pictures, a couple posters (Attack of the 50ft Woman and Attack of the Giant Leeches), stills from her movies, etc. etc.

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    L.A. coroner investigating if mummified remains are those of actress

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/cele...ss_igoogle_cnn

    L.A. coroner investigating if mummified remains are those of actress
    By Michael Martinez, CNN
    May 3, 2011 6:52 p.m. EDT

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Los Angeles County authorities are trying to confirm if mummified remains discovered in a home are those of actress Yvette Vickers, who starred in the 1950s cult horror movies "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" and "Attack of the Giant Leeches," the coroner's office said Tuesday.

    Vickers, 82, was also a Playboy Playmate centerfold in July 1959, a Playboy magazine spokeswoman said Tuesday. The magazine was first published in December 1953, the spokeswoman said....



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    I have the dvd of the 'Giant Leeches' movie somewhere (I sell books and dvds, cd's etc). Never watched it, though. Sad way to go, really. Although, I don't know. I live surrounded by books and junk and am totally happy. Mind you, I have a wife, two daughters, four dogs, to share my rambling old place. Kind of makes a difference. I tell you, if the Seals came after me, they'd spend more than forty minutes trying to find me. And if MY wife charged em, like Osama's did, there would be some very frightened Seals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    I have the dvd of the 'Giant Leeches' movie somewhere (I sell books and dvds, cd's etc). Never watched it, though. Sad way to go, really. Although, I don't know. I live surrounded by books and junk and am totally happy. Mind you, I have a wife, two daughters, four dogs, to share my rambling old place. Kind of makes a difference. I tell you, if the Seals came after me, they'd spend more than forty minutes trying to find me. And if MY wife charged em, like Osama's did, there would be some very frightened Seals!
    BBM

    I didn't hear about that. How much did she charge them?
    Last edited by Steely Dan; 05-04-2011 at 07:53 AM.

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    So sad that NO ONE missed her for a year!?!

    Justice for Travis


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful One View Post
    So sad that NO ONE missed her for a year!?!
    That's exactly what I thought when I read the first article about this yesterday on People.com. She could have been dead up to a year and the neighbor JUST checked on her now because she noticed the mail was piling up? Really a strange story and a very sad end for her..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    BBM

    I didn't hear about that. How much did she charge them?
    Steely Steely Steely.

    You're on a roll today.

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    B-Movie Queen Yvette Vickers Died of Heart Disease

    Yvette Vickers, the 1950s actress and pinup whose decomposed body was discovered in her home by a neighbor last month, died of heart disease, an autopsy found.


    http://www.people.com/people/article...le+Feedfetcher
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimster View Post
    I have a pic of the "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" poster somewhere. I'll find it and post it.


    Rest In Peace

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    Awwww, noooo...not the 50 Foot Woman! I loved that movie as a kid. I used to play act the role, but in my version she got together with the Amazing Colossal Man.

    Rest in Peace, Ms. Vickers.
    Last edited by bessie; 05-13-2011 at 10:55 PM.
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    Yvette Vickers' memorial service was Friday. Just beyond sad....

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...,7058391.story
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