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Dana Plato

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The arrest of Dana Plato:

A child star on TV, her claim to fame was in the role of Kimberly Drummond on the sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes."

Dana Plato on Different Stroke

As she grew older, her acting roles dwindled, and she reverted to some soft core pornography appearances.

Dana Plato soft core pornography photo

For the full life story of Dana Plato, click on: Dana Plato Death.

She had problems with drugs and alcohol from the time she was a teen. For instance, she was only 14 when she overdosed on Valium.

In February, 1991, her troubles deepened when she pulled a gun in a Las Vegas video store and demanded money. It was a pellet gun and she only got $164 and received a sentence of five years' probation.

Dana was arrested again in 1992 for forging a prescription for Diazepam and got thirty days in jail for violating her probation terms.

Dana Plato died of a drug overdose at age 34…

Dana Plato newspaper report of her death

…in what was ruled a suicide.

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