Marian Stafford

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Marian Stafford
Marian Stafford 1956.jpg
Playboy centerfold appearance
March 1956
Preceded by Marguerite Empey
Succeeded by Rusty Fisher
Personal details
Born (1931-02-07)February 7, 1931
Houston, Texas, United States[2]
Died August 16 1984 (aged 50–51)
Measurements Bust: 34"[2]
Waist: 21"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)[2]

Marian Stafford (February 7, 1933 – November 2006[3]) was an American actress and model born in Houston, Texas. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the March 1956 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Ruth Sondak,[2] and was the first to consist of three pages.

In addition to posing for other men's magazines in the decade, Stafford became a popular personality during the so-called "Golden Age" of television. She was a regular on game shows such as Treasure Hunt and The $64,000 Question.


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on November 11, 2006 a note was posted on the Yahoo PML1 group stating that her granddaughter had confirmed that Marian had died "a while ago"; the date-of-death posted here is probably off by a substantial amount of time: weeks, months, possibly years; not knowing her surname at death prevents us from ascertaining her actual dates of birth & death through the SSDI; the date of birth posted at Wikipedia (2-7-33) is most likely in error born on 2-7-1933 in Houston, Texas expired 11-??-2006 age 73

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