Star 80 (1983)

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Biography, drama. The story of Dorothy Stratten, whose tragic death in 1980 turned her into what is probably Playboy magazine's most famous Playmate of the Year. Against her family's desires, Dorothy falls in love with and marries Paul Snider, a lowlife character. He not only manages Dorothy's promising film career, but has total power over every part of her life. But when Dorothy begins to free herself from the possessive Snider, it is more than Snider could take, and in a disturbing crime of passion, he brutally murders Dorothy, and then kills himself.

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