Bettie Page, Notorious Pinup Model, Dies at 85

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Bettie Page has died in Los Angeles at the age of 85. 

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1950s Pinup Model Bettie Page Dies in La at 85

Pinup Queen Bettie Page Dies at Age 85

Bettie Mae Page was an American model who became infamous for her “fetish modeling and pin-up photos” in in the 1950s.

She was one of Playboy magazine’s “earliest Playmates of the Month”.

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In the 1960s, Page concluded her modeling career and volunteered with a number of Christian organizations and began work for Rev. Billy Graham in Nashville, Tennessee.

She subsequently moved to California where she continued to live until her death.

Page suffered a heart attack in early December 2008 that put her in a coma — and she had been on life support until her family agreed to discontinue it.

Bettie Page, the 1950s secretary-turned-model whose controversial photographs in skimpy attire or none at all helped set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, died Thursday. She was 85.

Page was placed on life support last week after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles and never regained consciousness, said her agent, Mark Roesler. He said he and Page’s family agreed to remove life support. Before the heart attack, Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with pneumonia.

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