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Birthname: Lana Jean Clarkson
Born: April 5, 1962 in Long Beach, California, USA.
Died: February 3, 2003 in Alhambra, California, USA.
Cause of Death: Murder by Gunshot
Height: 5' 11"
Lana Clarkson is a rather unique personality on a lot of levels.
She was a tall actress (5' 11") who was beautiful AND could act.
She was reportedly a nice person in real life, and NO controversy
surrounded her whatsoever until her tragic death. Lana enjoyed
some success during her lifetime, but is most popularly known as "the
woman Phil Spector killed". Killed? Oh, excuse me, "found
shot dead in Phil Spector's house with absolutely no other suspects
whatsoever". I can't even believe that they had such a debate
about his guilt, let alone a hung jury and a retrial. Especially
since all evidence points to him and he has a history of violence
against women. And she had no known enemies or other foibles.
But this page isn't about slamming Phil Spector (or
is it?). The only reason I make a point of that is because her
death was such a waste. There aren't many good actresses in film
and television these days (2009), let alone tall, beautiful
blondes. She had talent and charm and if there IS a light side to
her death (and it's hard to see), it would be that people have gotten
to know her and her work even better. I would have liked to have
met her in person. I've met a lot of nice entertainers through
Polar Blair's Den, but Lana is one I'm sure would have been nice to
know. MORE COMING!