Merle Pertile

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Merle Pertile
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Playboy centerfold appearance
January 1962
Preceded by Lynn Karrol
Succeeded by Kari Knudsen
Personal details
Born (1941-11-23)November 23, 1941
Whittier, California[1]
Died November 28, 1997(1997-11-28) (aged 56)
Measurements Bust: 38"[1]
Waist: 22"
Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)[1]
Weight 112 lb (51 kg; 8.0 st)[1]

Merle Pertile (November 23, 1941 in Whittier, California – November 28, 1997 in California)[1] was an American model and actress. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its January 1962 issue.

Pertile grew up in Indiana and Illinois. She attended and graduated from Hammond High School, Hammond, Indiana in 1959.[2] Following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, where she became a contract player with Universal Pictures and had guest spots on several TV shows.

During the second season of the Playboy's Penthouse TV series (1960–61), Pertile became a regular cast member. It was there that she first met Hugh Hefner.

According to The Playmate Book, Pertile died on November 28, 1997. The cause of death was complications following heart surgery.

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Playmate listing". Retrieved April 11, 2009. 
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