The Infectious Bettie Page

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Birth: Apr. 22, 1923
Madison County
Tennessee, USA

Death: Dec. 11, 2008
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Burial: Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County California, USA

Source: Find a Grave

b. April 22, 1923  d. December 11, 2008
Model, American Folk Figure. She was a photographer’s model who was the subject of thousands of pin-up pictures during the post-World War II years. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, she was a graduate of Peabody College and worked briefly as a teacher. Moving to California, she worked as a model and actress, and, in 1950, was spotted by photographer Jerry Tibbs who created her first pin-ups. However, it was photographer Bunny Yeager’s images of her with and without leopard skins that brought her…
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Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA

In Memory of Bettie Mae Page

“With deep personal sadness I must announce that my dear friend and client Bettie Page passed away at 6:41pm PST this evening in a Los Angeles hospital. She died peacefully but had never regained consciousness after suffering a heart attack nine days ago.

She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality. She is the embodiment of beauty.”

Statement by Mark Roesler, business agent for Bettie Page

April 22, 1923 to December 11, 2008

A private funeral service is planned for Tuesday.

Page will buried at Westwood Cemetery in Los Angeles, just a few feet away from Monroe.

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