Marianne Gaba

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Marianne Gaba
Marianne Gaba Edd Byrnes 77 Sunset Strip 1960.jpg
Gaba as a guest star on 77 Sunset Strip with Edd Byrnes
Playboy centerfold appearance
September 1959
Preceded by Clayre Peters
Succeeded by Elaine Reynolds
Personal details
Born (1939-11-13)November 13, 1939
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
Died May 3, 2016(2016-05-03) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Measurements Bust: 34"[1]
Waist: 24"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Weight 110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Marianne Gaba (November 13, 1939 – May 3, 2016) was an American model, actress, and beauty queen. She was Miss Illinois USA 1957[2] and Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its September 1959 issue.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gaba was born in Chicago, Illinois.[3] She was fluent in three languages -- Bohemian, Polish, and Spanish -- in addition to English.[4]

On June 11, 1960 she married Michael Eugene Starkman in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her son, Gregory C., was born in 1962 and her daughter, Wendy M. was born in 1966.[5]

Gaba died on May 3, 2016 from brain cancer in Los Angeles, California, aged 76.

Filmography[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Playmate data". Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Miss Illinois USA Hall of Fame". Retrieved May 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ Lentz, Harris III (June 2016). "Marianne Gaba, 76". Classic Images (492): 51. 
  4. ^ "(photo caption)". The Decatur Daily Review. Illinois, Decatur. Associated Press. July 16, 1957. p. 1. Retrieved June 20, 2016 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
  5. ^ http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/97/Marianne+Gaba/index.html

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Preceded by
Mickey Blair
Miss Illinois USA
1957
Succeeded by
June Pickney