Dana Plato  American Actress

Current Status

Dana Plato passed away on 8th May 1999 aged 34.

Relationships

Dana Plato was previously married to Lanny Lambert (1983 - 1999).

Dana Plato had a son named Tyler, age 31.

About

Dana Plato is a 34 year old American Actress. Born Dana Michelle Strain on 7th November, 1964 in Maywood, California, USA, she is famous for Diff'rent Strokes in a career that spans 1971–1999. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Dana Plato was in 2 on-screen matchups, notably with Landon Hall in Different Strokes (1998) and Lou Richards in Diff'rent Strokes (1978).

Dana Plato is a member of the following lists: Actresses who committed suicide, Actresses from California and 20th-century American actresses.

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Dana Plato34 ScorpioActress
American
Robert Menchaca-
Lanny Lambert-Musician

Children

NameGenderBornAge
Tyler
Male2nd July, 198531 years old

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
Pacino Is Missing2002Prosecuting AttorneyMovie
Silent Scream1999Emma JonesMovie
The Hostage1998LeslieMovie
Desperation Boulevard1998Dana PlatoMovie
Tiger1997Andrea BakerMovie
Compelling Evidence1995Dana FieldsMovie
Lethal Cowboy1995ElizabethMovie
Millenium Day1995Movie
Bikini Beach Race1992J. D.Movie
The Sounds of Silence1992Deborah NicholsMovie
Prime Suspect1989Diana MastersMovie
Growing Pains1985LisaTV Show
High School U.S.A.1983Cara AmesTV Movie
A Step in Time1981TV Movie
Hello, Larry1979Kimberly DrummondTV Show
The Facts of Life1979Kimberly DrummondTV Show
California Suite1978JennyMovie
Diff'rent Strokes1978Kimberly DrummondTV Show
Exorcist II: The Heretic1977Sandra PhalorMovie
Return to Boggy Creek1977Evie JoMovie
CHiPs1977Dana PlatoTV Show
The Love Boat1977Patty SpringerTV Show
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1977TV Show
Family1976Debbie, Mary Beth SandersTV Show
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle1975WendyTV Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man1974GirlTV Show
ABC Afterschool Specials1972Daisy DallengerTV Show
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Discussions

Posted commentsView all comments (14)

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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    About

    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 Relationship15 yrs, 6 mths
    Shortest Relationship4 mths
    Average Relationship Length7 yrs, 11 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 W
    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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