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Television personality, Dagmar
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Dagmar (born Virginia Ruth Egnor, 1921-2001) was a statuesque, busty, blonde actress, model and television personality who became the first major female star of early 1950s live television. With tight sweaters displaying her curvy 5' 8" figure (measuring 42"-23"-39"), her dim-bulb character was an immediate success with TV viewers and her appearances created a sensation, leading to much press coverage; her fan mail was said to have reached over 8,000 letters a month at the peak of her career. She hosted several shows, appeared in numerous magazine cover stories, performed in Las Vegas shows and summer stock theater, was a regular panelist on game shows, and appeared on several variety shows throughout her career. Dagmar died in West Virginia on October 9, 2001, at the age of 79 of undisclosed causes.
Photograph caption dated January 9, 1960 reads, "Blonde Dagmar getting ready to greet patrons as a star of "Playgirls," now at Frank Sennes' Ciro's."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 12510
Television actors and actresses--United States
Television personalities--United States
Models (Persons)--United States
Actresses--United States
Women--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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