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Quotes of Dana Plato
I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn't want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else.
I'm open-minded. I don't consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I've had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man.
Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers and there are times when we need to be nurtured.
I'm okay in my skin, you know... I'm okay with who I am.
With women and women, I think there's an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured.
I'd hopefully work through all my issues with men first so then I'd be okay being with a woman.
I like to go with the energy because when you ignore it that's when you start doing things wrong.
I have been sober for the longest time. Oh, it's over a decade now. No joke.
People have an awful lot of problems that society has put on them and a lot to work through because of it.
If it feels right and I'm not going against any energy in myself or the situation, there would be no limit.
I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working.
I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink.
All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money.
In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it.
I've learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right.
Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don't have any resentment because I am a performer and I've always felt that, but it did take its toll socially.
I'm tired of defending my character. I am what I am. What you see is what you get.
I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think.
Quick Facts of Dana Plato
She played the same character (Kimberly Drummond) in three different series: Diff'rent Strokes (1978), Hello, Larry (1979) and The Facts of Life (1979).
Mother of Tyler Lambert. Lambert committed suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on May 6, 2010, two days before the 11th anniversary of his mother's death.
Has a younger sister, Heidi Plato.
Tested for the role of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
Auditioned for the role of Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973).
Was #91 on VH-1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005).
Won the part of Violet in the movie Pretty Baby (1978), but turned it down, so she wouldn't be typecast in this type of role. Brooke Shields ended up playing the part.
Had breast implants done in 1994 in hopes of landing better film roles.
Childhood dream was to be an Olympic figure skater.
Was fired from Diff'rent Strokes (1978) at the end of the 1983-1984 season due to her pregnancy. The producers were unwilling to write the pregnancy into the show, but she was able to return for guest appearances after her son was born.
Birth mother's name is Linda Strain.
Attended Sutter Jr. High in Winnetka, CA (1978).
Arrested for forging a valium prescription in 1992.
Arrested for armed robbery in 1991.
Filmography of Dana Plato
Pacino Is Missing
Bikini Beach Race
The Sounds of Silence
The Love Boat
High School U.S.A.
A Step in Time
ABC Afterschool Specials
Debbie / Mary Beth Sanders
Kim / Dana Plato
The Facts of Life
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?
Exorcist II: The Heretic
Sandra Phalor (uncredited)
Return to Boggy Creek
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle
The Six Million Dollar Man
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2
TV Movie documentary
E! True Hollywood Story
TV Series documentary
The Best of Ed's Night Party
Sally Jessy Raphael
The Arsenio Hall Show
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