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In August of 1980, Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten was found dead at just 20 years old. She was the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. To Hugh Hefner, she was his next Marilyn Monroe. To famed director Peter Bogdonovich, she was his muse. And to her husband, Paul Snider, she was his ticket to fame and fortune. All three ambitious men adored her. Only one of them murdered her. How did Dorothy’s Hollywood dreams lead to her death?
From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders) comes a six-part series about love, sex and murder. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.

Death of a Starlet Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

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In August of 1980, Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten was found dead at just 20 years old. She was the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. To Hugh Hefner, she was his next Marilyn Monroe. To famed director Peter Bogdonovich, she was his muse. And to her husband, Paul Snider, she was his ticket to fame and fortune. All three ambitious men adored her. Only one of them murdered her. How did Dorothy’s Hollywood dreams lead to her death?
From Wondery, and the team behind the hit series Hollywood & Crime (The Dating Game Killer, The Wonderland Murders) comes a six-part series about love, sex and murder. Co-hosted by Tracy Pattin and Josh Lucas.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Wondery Presents - Even The Rich: Murder In The House of Gucci

    Wondery Presents - Even The Rich: Murder In The House of Gucci

    In an all-new season of Wondery's podcast, Even The Rich — Hosts Brooke and Aricia bring you the absolutely true and twisted tale of the Gucci family. This three-part series takes a look at the life and tragic death of Maurizio Gucci, a timid young boy who clawed his way to the head of the Gucci family table. On his climb to the top, he turned an epic family empire into an epic family feud, pitting cousin against cousin, brother against brother, and husband against wife. And just when it seemed like Maurizio might emerge from the fight unscathed, he was murdered in cold blood. Who arranged the hit? His jilted ex-wife? One of the many Gucci cousins who despised him? Or was it the mafia? As the lead detective on the case said, “We were going to have to take his life in our hands and open it like a book.”

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    • 7 min
    Interview | Marilyn Grabowski

    Interview | Marilyn Grabowski

    Tracy speaks with Playboy’s veteran photo editor and close friend to Dorothy Stratten, Marilyn “Mo” Grabowski. Mo opens up about her 40 year career at Playboy, her friendships with Dorothy and Hugh Hefner, meeting the man who killed Dorothy, and why she thinks Dorothy’s story continues to captivate audiences to this day.

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    • 36 min
    Final Days

    Final Days

    As Dorothy’s career continues to blossom, Paul’s life is falling apart.  He embarks on a series of desperate measures to win Dorothy back and hires a private investigator to follow her.  As Dorothy pulls farther away, Paul begins to lose control setting them on a catastrophic course.

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    • 58 min
    Rising Star

    Rising Star

    Dorothy heads to New York to start shooting with Peter on his film.  As the two grow closer, the crack starts to widen between her and Paul. In LA, Paul concocts a series of schemes to get a cut of Dorothy’s money.

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    • 51 min
    Playmate of the Year

    Playmate of the Year

    It’s the beginning of a new chapter when Dorothy meets director Peter Bogdanovich and he asks her to audition for a role in his new film.  Then when Dorothy’s Playboy centerfold issue comes out, it puts her on a path toward Playmate of the Year.  When she hires a business manager, it sets Paul off who vows to do whatever it takes to keep control of her career.  

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    • 50 min
    Bunny Perfect

    Bunny Perfect

    Dorothy and Paul move to LA where Dorothy starts shooting her centerfold pictorial. To make ends meet, she gets a job as a Bunny at the Playboy Club where she learns being a Bunny isn’t as glamorous as it seems.  Paul works his next hustle by convincing a club owner to try out a new idea -- male Chippendales dancers. 

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    • 46 min

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