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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:06 PM
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Pin-up queen Bettie Page in hospital after heart attack
Source: CBC

Bettie Page, one of the most notable models of the 20th century, is in intensive care in hospital after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles.

Mark Roesler, Page's agent and lawyer, said Friday the 85-year-old was "critically ill." He said she suffered a heart attack Tuesday.

He would not comment further on her condition.

Page is credited with helping set the stage for the sexual revolution of the rebellious 1960s.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/arts/story/2008/12/05/page-hospital.h...
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:08 PM
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1. Get well Bettie!
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 08:47 PM by Dennis Donovan


She's a treasure!

The NYT article says she's in a coma... :(
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:23 AM
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29. IMO, that is so much more appealing than what is found in modern skin/porn magazines
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FarLeftRage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:14 PM
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2. Damn! She's my Dad's age....
I do wish her a speedy recovery!

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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:22 PM
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3. She's actually on an album cover released about 10 years ago

Apparently Diamond Dave is also a fan. Great album by the way, even though 90% of the planet never heard of it.
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The River Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:25 PM
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4. Get Well Bettie
You Will Live On in the hearts and minds of all the
young men you helped get through their teenage years.
Me included.
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skyounkin Donating Member (722 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:28 PM
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5. I'm a loser...
I didn't know she was still alive......

Get well Bettie!!

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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:31 PM
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6. Still looks radiant.
Please get better, Ms. Page!



Sending good vibes.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:31 PM
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7. OMG! If I knew Betty Page were still alive, I would have asked her out!
I hope she's going to be okay.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:48 PM
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8. Sending best wishes along .......
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:05 PM
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9. Post 'em If You Got 'em
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:40 AM
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27. By the late great Dave Stevens:


who passed away in March.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:43 PM
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10. Still an icon!
I happen to know a lot of "kids" in Seattle's more liberal areas, and Betty is still an icon for a lot of them. Something about that innocence and sexuality just never loses its appeal. You go, Betty. Get well.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:57 PM
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11. i wish she would get well but i think she lost her mind a long time ago
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:58 PM by pitohui
it's a very sad story, the bettie we remember has not been for many a year, the way i heard it, she suffered from mental illness and religious hysteria and stabbed another woman

i hope she does get well, not just physically but also mentally well


either that or i hope the rumors i heard are just wrong but i heard she was quite a dangerous person to know when she was active in her mental illness
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:24 PM
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12. she`s an icon
what an amazing woman.
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pengillian101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:09 PM
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13. HBO showed a movie about life a few years ago. Being replayed on HBO Dec. 11 evening
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RollWithIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:53 PM
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14. No offense to Betty Page, very good person, but considering 500,000 lost their jobs in last month
Why exactly is this important in the grand scheme of things as the greatest thread on DU?
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uncle ray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:18 AM
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17. it's friday night, get over yourself.
and get well bettie.
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:36 AM
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20. All kinds of stuff gets posted on this board..
It is very diverse. I get most of my news here. :smoke:
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tinrobot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 03:21 AM
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21. No offense to you... but are lost jobs the only subject we're allowed to discuss?
I hope not.

Sheeesh.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:34 AM
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26. The human heart has no limit for compassion. nt
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:00 AM
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15. I love Bettie Page
I hope she gets well soon.
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cemaphonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:07 AM
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16. We love Bettie in Seattle.
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 02:10 AM
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19. Great House art!
I see it going up 5 and think fond thoughts of Betty. Thanks for posting.
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:43 AM
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18. Get well Bettie...
IMHO...the most beautiful woman ever. I love the joy and playfulness she always exuded in her photos/films.

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The Sushi Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:24 AM
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22. Pin-up Queen Bettie Page has Heart Attack
Source: Current TV

Bettie Page, one of the most notable models of the 20th century, is in intensive care in hospital after suffering a heart attack in Los Angeles.

Mark Roesler, Page's agent and lawyer, said Friday the 85-year-old was "critically ill." He said she suffered a heart attack Tuesday. He would not comment further on her condition.


Read more: http://current.com/items/89595007/pin_up_queen_bettie_p...
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madaboutharry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:24 AM
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23. I read her biography a few years ago.
What a life. And not a particularly happy one. Her suffering included a long incarceration in a mental facility after she tried to kill her roommate. No matter, there was something about her that has always been irresistible.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:24 AM
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24. I saw that. :^(
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:24 AM
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25. The woman is a solid piece of American history......"what a babe" in her day!
Hope she makes a healthy and quick recovery.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:04 AM
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28. the queen of burlesque (video)
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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:06 PM
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30. Bettie Page
This lady is an icon.

Her impact on our culture is undeniable. May she pass in peace.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:09 PM
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31. welcome to DU
:)
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The abyss Donating Member (930 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:08 PM
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32. mari333
Thank you!
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illuminaughty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:15 AM
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33. This will probably not sound credible
but I assure you it is the truth. My best friend of 25 years has been a close friend to Bettie for almost 15 years. He formed the "Bettie Scouts of America" in the early 90's, the original Bettie Page fan club. He and his wife are among a handful of people who were trusted friends, who spoke with her on a regular basis and spent time with her.

Bettie's story has never really been told. It is an amazing life with twists and turns that have never been revealed in any book or movie. Some have posted asking why this was "breaking news".
I hope someday her story can be told for it is filled with issues that we fight for everyday on DU. She was more than a pin-up queen. I told my friend that DU had posted great pics and wishes for Bettie to get well and he was very appreciative. When I am at liberty to say more, I will.

Here's an old article where Steve speaks about Bettie.

http://www.fullyarticulated.com/Bettie2.html
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:26 AM
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34. Best wishes to a beautiful woman
If it is her time to leave, I hope she leaves painlessly and peacefully.
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