In Remembrance of Bettie Page 1923-2008

December 13, 2008 at 7:42 am 3 comments

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Los Angeles, December 11, 2008  –  Bettie Page,  sweet-smiling legendary 1950s pin-up queen with the killer curves and coal-black bangs, died today of pneumonia at a Los Angeles area hospital. She was 85 years old. She suffered a heart attack one week ago and never regained consciousness. Her popularity as an underground, guilty pleasures phenomenon has continued to soar despite the fact that the reclusive Page disappeared almost a half century ago.

“With deep personal sadness I must announce that my dear friend and client Bettie Page passed away at 6:41pm PST this evening in a Los Angles hospital. She died peacefully but had never regained consciousness after suffering a heart attack nine days ago. She captured the imagination of a generation of men and women with her free spirit and unabashed sensuality. She is the embodiment of beauty.”

Statement by Mark Roesler, business agent for Bettie Page

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  • 1. holly  |  December 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Bettie Page was, in my opinon, the best pin up girl in history. She changed the way we looked at pin up girls forever. She was an amazing woman that will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She made a revolution that many people follow to this day. I know I do! I loved her work and many other people did too. She will rest in peace know that she really did change the world of pin up forever!

  • 2. meme  |  December 27, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    bettie was AND FOEVER WILL BE MY MOST FAVORITE AUNT MAY SHE REST IN PEACE I LOVE YOU TIA

  • 3. Ecology1st  |  December 30, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    There are a thousand beautiful woman that have come along in the last century, but Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe are by far the one’s you’re most likely to hang a picture of on your living room wall. Some kind of magical quality about the two of them that other beauties simply do not possess.

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