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Todd and Dean Miller in a skit on The Tab Hunter Show.
|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||June Blair|
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June 7, 1934 |
Sally Jo Todd (born June 7, 1934 in Boone, Missouri and raised in Tucson, Arizona) is an American actress and model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the February 1957 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by David Sutton and Ed DeLong.
Film and television actress
Todd's entertainment career began in 1952 when her mother encouraged her to enter The Miss Tucson Beauty Contest at the age of 17. She won first prize, an all expense paid trip to Hollywood. Upon arrival in Hollywood she took a job modeling teenage clothes, and swimwear for Cole of California. She immediately got an uncredited part as a bathing suit model in the Jane Russell Film, The French Line. In 1955 she moved to New York City to become one of 'The Carson Cuties' in The Johnny Carson Show. The show was short lived and she moved back to Hollywood when it ended in 1956.
She was spotted by a talent scout for 20th Century Fox. That led to a contract with the studio and a movie career that consisted mostly of B-movie roles in The Unearthly and Frankenstein's Daughter. Other motion pictures in which she performed are The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956), The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957), Al Capone (1959), and G.I. Blues (1960).
Her television appearances are in episodes of Flight, Dragnet (1958–1959), M Squad (1959), Johnny Ringo (1960), The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1960), 77 Sunset Strip (1960), and The Tab Hunter Show (1960)
She was among the models who appeared at the 9th Annual Los Angeles Home Show in June 1954. She also posed for several album covers and men's magazines, including Playboy, in which she first appeared in a non-nude pictorial in June 1956.
Sally Todd published her autobiography, "Notorious," launched at the Paley Center for Media, Beverly Hills, in October 2015. Sally was interviewed by society columnist and CNN correspondent, Richard Mineards (He also interviewed Troy Donahue). To order Sally's new book and view her interview, please follow the link to her official website: www.NotoriousSallyTodd.com
- Trick of Fate Wins Sally Film Career, Oakland Tribune, August 13, 1957, Page 23.
- Home Show Visitors Dazzled By Exhibits, Los Angeles Times, June 13, 1954, Page F1.