Home    Contribute    Contact Us    Join    Login   
weht.net weht.net
 
Real Name:

Bettie Page

Nickname:

Betty Page

Category: Pop Culture
Submitted By: stuntpope
Posted Date: December 12, 2008
Last Updated: October 10, 2011
 
 
Betty Page
Claim to fame: In 1950, 27 year old secretary Bettie Page was approached by NY Policeman Jerry Tibbs to model for him.
When she found out how much modeling paid verus banging typewriter keys, she didn't need a degree in rocket science (although she did have a BA in the arts) to pursue that.

Throughout most of the decade, she posed for camera clubs around New York and Florida. She also made various silent films for the S/M market. She also tried her hand at mainstream films, but that never really solidified into a real career.
 
 
Betty Page
Where are they now? In 1957, she retired from modeling. She spent several years in and out of mental institutes and suffered severe depression.
She became a born again Christian and worked with the Billy Graham ministries. In 1975, a cult following came about due to a book on her life and work in modeling.

A new generation "discovered" her. During the 1990's, another generation discovered her as the lead female character in a comic book and movie called The Rocketeer was modeled after her.

After the begining of the new century, two movies were made of her life. As popular as she was during her retirement, she chose not to have any photos taken of her in her later years. She felt her fanbase wanted to remember her as she was during the peak of her popularity. In November of 2008, Ms Page was admitted to the hospital for Pneumonia. After being hospitalized for three weeks, she was in the process of being released when she suffered a heart attack. She remained in a coma for 9 days before finally passing away on December 11, 2008.
 
 
 
References
- No References -
 
 
Follow Us: Follow us on Facebook   Follow us on Pinterest   Follow us on Twitter
Signup to the newsletter
This newsletter is the ONLY use ever made of subscriber addresses, and comes clearly marked as from WEHT.net.
 
Comments
Pointer
unknown said:
December 12, 2008 10:20 PM
After suffering a heart attack 9 days ago, Ms Page did not regain consciousness and passed away in Los Angeles today.
Let your voice be heard!
Your Name is a required field.
Invalid Comment.
 
Submitted by: stuntpope  - 11/11/2008
Scottish bubblegum boy band from the 1970s who dominated the UK charts and briefly had an impact in the US from 1975-1977 cracking the Top 20 three times including their #1 hit ...
The Bay City Rollers
 
Rolanda Watts
Submitted by: stuntpope  - 01/06/2009
The Spelman College graduate began her long career as a talk show host on the Lifetime Network in 1987 with the short-lived show Attitudes. The following year, she was a corre...