Dana Plato

1964 - 1999

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Dana Michelle Plato (née Strain; November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress and model. She was known for portraying Kimberly Drummond on the NBC/ABC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986), for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination. Aside from her television work, Plato also worked in film, appearing in the horror film Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Sandra Phalor, headlining the adventure-horror film Return to Boggy Creek (1977) as Evie Jo, and starring in the comedy film California Suite (1978) as Jenny Warren, the latter being her only critically and commercially successful film role. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dana Plato has received more than 3,908,874 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Dana Plato is the 4,212th most popular actor (down from 3,928th in 2019), the 6,555th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,085th in 2019) and the 2,063rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 20

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  • 3.05

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Among actors, Dana Plato ranks 4,212 out of 10,030Before her are Rick Baker, Jang Keun-suk, Semyon Farada, Edwin Booth, Madeleine Robinson, and Robert John Burke. After her are Hiam Abbass, Bogusław Linda, Ted McGinley, June Gable, Ivana Miličević, and Evan Peters.

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Among people born in 1964, Dana Plato ranks 211Before her are Ron Harper, Vladimir Smirnov, Maynard James Keenan, Kim Jee-woon, Evan Stone, and Denis Zvizdić. After her are Guru Josh, Penelope Ann Miller, Jacques Songo'o, Esbjörn Svensson, Robin Givens, and Conleth Hill. Among people deceased in 1999, Dana Plato ranks 183Before her are Sarah Kane, Joshua Nkomo, Eric Wolf, Albert Charles Smith, Rudolf Kárpáti, and Celso Torrelio. After her are Ernest Gold, Néstor Togneri, Yury Malyshev, Giuseppe Delfino, Rick Danko, and Ellen Corby.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dana Plato ranks 6,555 out of 15,968Before her are Roger Penske (1937), Edwin Booth (1833), Gary Locke (1950), Jeffrey Eugenides (1960), Nancy Wilson (1937), and Robert John Burke (1960). After her are Harry Cohn (1891), Carol Morris (1936), William Colby (1920), Ted McGinley (1958), Daniel Quillen (1940), and June Gable (1945).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dana Plato ranks 2,063Before her are Frances Sternhagen (1930), Carla Laemmle (1909), Bebe Neuwirth (1958), Rick Baker (1950), Edwin Booth (1833), and Robert John Burke (1960). After her are Ted McGinley (1958), June Gable (1945), Evan Peters (1987), Noah Emmerich (1965), Ken Davitian (1953), and Hunter Tylo (1962).

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