Dana Plato

Dana Plato
1964 - 1999

Dana Plato  American Actress


Dana Michelle Plato (November 7, 1964 – May 8, 1999) was an American actress, notable for playing the role of Kimberly Drummond on the U.S. television sitcom Diff'rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. After leaving the cast of Diff'rent Strokes, Plato atte...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship17 yrs, 5 mths
Shortest Relationship6 yrs, 4 mths
Average Relationship Length11 yrs, 10 mths
First Name Dana
Middle Name Michelle
Last Name Plato
Full Name at Birth Dana Michelle Strain
Age 34 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th November, 1964
Birthplace Maywood, California, USA
Died 8th May, 1999
Place of Death Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Cause of Death Drug Overdose/Suicide
Height 5' 2" (157 cm)
Weight 112lbs (51 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Distinctive Feature Poster child of young stars that went wrong
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Bisexual
Religion Other
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Diff'rent Strokes
Year(s) Active 1971–1999, 1975–1999
Bust (inches) 34
Waist (inches) 25
Hips (inches) 35
Shoe Size 7
Official Websites www.danaplatoforever.com/
Father Dean Plato (adoptive father)
Mother Florine 'Kay' Plato (adoptive mother), Linda Strain (biological mother)
Family Member Tyler Edward Lambert (son) (1984-2010)
Friend Todd Bridges, Gary Coleman
Favorite Foods Pizza
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Dana Plato34 ScorpioActress
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Lanny Lambert-Musician


Male2nd July, 198530 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Pacino Is Missing2002 Prosecuting Attorney Movie
Silent Scream1999 Emma Jones Movie
The Hostage1998 Movie
Desperation Boulevard1998 Dana Plato Movie
Tiger1997 Andrea Baker Movie
Compelling Evidence1995 Dana Fields Movie
Lethal Cowboy1995 Elizabeth Movie
Millenium Day1995 Movie
Bikini Beach Race1992 J. D. Movie
The Sounds of Silence1992 Deborah Nichols Movie
Prime Suspect1989 Diana Masters Movie
Growing Pains1985 Lisa TV Show
High School U.S.A.1983 Cara Ames TV Movie
A Step in Time1981 TV Movie
Hello, Larry1979 Kimberly Drummond TV Show
The Facts of Life1979 Kimberly Drummond TV Show
California Suite1978 Jenny Movie
Diff'rent Strokes1978 Kimberly Drummond TV Show
Exorcist II: The Heretic1977 Sandra Phalor Movie
Return to Boggy Creek1977 Evie Jo Movie
CHiPs1977 Dana Plato TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Patty Springer TV Show
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1977 TV Show
Family1976 Debbie, Mary Beth Sanders TV Show
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle1975 Wendy TV Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man1974 Girl TV Show
ABC Afterschool Specials1972 Daisy Dallenger TV Show
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    Trinity062131Feb 10, 2014

    Poor Dana...It's really terrible the way she and her son lives were destroyed from that poison known as drugs!

    daft24Mar 7, 2010

    Dana forever!!!!!!!!!!!

    TomApr 2, 2009

    Dana was a shooting star and we were lucky enough to have her on his earth for her brief life before she went to heaven.She was truley a beautfiul women

    JamilahJan 31, 2009

    She was a great actress and I wish she didn`t die so young .

    JanetNov 26, 2008

    Dana was on the Howard Stern show the day before her suicide. A combination of callers and a harsh attack on her and her life by Howard Stern, took her over the edge. She committed suicide the next day.

    KennyJan 5, 2008

    Dana was great! She also dated Todd Bridges for several years.

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