> LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bettie Page, a 1950s pinup model who helped set
> the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution, has died. She was 85.
> Her agent Mark Roesler says Page died Thursday night at a Los
> hospital after suffering a heart attack nine days ago. He says she
> never regained consciousness.
> Page attracted national attention with magazine photographs of her
> sensuous figure in bikinis and see-through lingerie that were
> tacked up on walls across the country. Her photos included a
> centerfold in the January 1955 issue of then-fledgling Playboy
> magazine, as well as controversial sadomasochistic poses.
> Roesler says Page had been hospitalized for three weeks with
> pneumonia and was about to be released when she suffered the heart
> attack Dec. 2.
"....a true american treasure, who will be greatly missed" - Rubberdom/FJB