Janice Pennington

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Janice Pennington
Playboy centerfold appearance
May 1971
Preceded by Chris Cranston
Succeeded by Lieko English
Personal details
Born Janice Marie Pennington
(1942-07-08) July 8, 1942 (age 72)
Seattle, Washington, USA
Measurements Bust: 36"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 123 lb (56 kg; 8.8 st)

Janice Marie Pennington (born July 8, 1942) was one of the original "Barker's Beauties" models on The Price Is Right, serving as the show's longest-running model, from 1972 to 2000. She was also Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the May 1971 issue. She is the older sister of fellow model Ann Pennington.[1] Pennington is also the co-founder of the Hollywood Film Festival.

Pennington was born in Seattle, Washington. She has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Glenn Jacobson, second to German mountain climber Friedrich "Fritz" Stammberger, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 1975 while mountain climbing.[2] In 1980, she married writer Carlos de Abreu, a native of Mozambique.[3]

The Price Is Right[edit]

For 29 years Pennington served as a model on The Price Is Right, handing the microphone to Bob Barker around 6,000 times as each episode began.

In 1988, a camera hit Pennington and she fell off the stage. She was unconscious and was taken to a hospital; taping of the episode resumed after 45 minutes. Pennington's resulting surgery left her with scars and one shoulder short, so she could no longer wear swimsuits on the show.

When Pearson Television took over the show October 19, 2000, Pennington lost her job after taping the December 13 episode, her last. Pennington signed a settlement which would not allow her to talk about why she was let go.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Frisch, Norm (September 13, 1978). "Model Is Happy Without Acting". Kentucky New Era. Retrieved April 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Pennington, Janice; de Abreu, Carlos (1994). Husband, Lover, Spy: A True Story. Custos Morum Publishers. ISBN 1-884025-03-X. 
  3. ^ "HUSBAND, LOVER, SPY FRITZ STAMMBERGER Pennington 1994 1st ed Hc DJ". 
  4. ^ Keck, William (December 12, 2000). "For Barker's Beauties, This Is Not a Game". Los Angeles Times. 

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