Dian Parkinson

Dian Parkinson (born Dianna Lynn Batts on 30 November 1944 (age 74) in Jacksonville, North Carolina) is a former American model who worked as a prize presenter on The Price Is Right.

Career history

In 1965, while living in Falls Church, Virginia, she won the Miss District of Columbia USA title and competed as Diana Batts in the Miss USA 1965 pageant, where she placed fourth runner-up.[1] Parkinson won the 1965 Miss World USA contest.[2] She went on to represent the United States in the international Miss World contest, and was first runner-up to Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom.[3]

She traveled during 1965 with the Bob Hope USO Show including performances in Vietnam during late December 1965 and also served as Queen of the 1965 Bob Hope Desert Classic golf tournament.[4]

From 1975 to 1993, Parkinson was a Barker's Beauty model on the US television show The Price Is Right. Her 18-year tenure on the show was among the longest of any of the models, second only to Janice Pennington, who lasted on the show for more than 28 years.[5]

Departure from The Price Is Right

Parkinson left the show in 1993, supposedly to "pursue other interests", as host Bob Barker announced during her final appearance.[6]

The following year (1994), Parkinson filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court (case no. BC106366) against Barker for sexual harassment, claiming a three-year sexual relationship was extorted by threats of firing from The Price Is Right, which resulted in a miscarriage. The suit was withdrawn in April 1995, Parkinson claiming it was too costly and had taken a toll on her health.[7]


Parkinson was the cover girl of Playboy in December 1991 and again in May 1993.

EZ Krunch

In 1993, Parkinson was the official spokesperson for the home exercise equipment machine EZ Krunch.


  1. ^ "Miss D.C. Captures A Miss USA. Title With Tresses Intact". 1965-08-23. p. B9. Retrieved 2007-02-25.
  2. ^ Miss World USA Titleholders, jimmyspageantpage.com; accessed April 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Miss World 2008, missworld.tv; accessed April 2, 2017.
  4. ^ Bob Hope Chrysler Classic - The Tradition of the Classic Girls, bhcc.com; accessed April 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Barker's Beauties - Golden-Road.net FAQ, golden-road.net; accessed September 16, 2017.
  6. ^ June 18, 1993, golden-road.net; accessed September 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Bob Barker to face courtroom battle after model's suit ruled valid Archived 2009-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, v; accessed 2 April 2017.

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Preceded by
Bobbie Johnson
Miss District of Columbia USA
Succeeded by
Sue Counts
1977 in American television

This is a list of American television-related events in 1977.

Bob Barker

Robert William Barker (born December 12, 1923) is a retired American television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history. He is also known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974.

Born in Darrington, Washington, to modest circumstances, Barker enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II. He worked part-time in radio while he attended college. In 1950, he moved to California in order to pursue a career in broadcasting. He was given his own radio show, The Bob Barker Show, which ran for the next six years. Barker began his game show career in 1956, hosting Truth or Consequences. From there, he hosted various game shows, as well as the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from 1967 to 1987, giving him the distinction of being the longest-serving host of these pageants. Eventually, he began hosting The Price Is Right in 1972. When his wife Dorothy Jo died, he became an advocate for animal rights and of animal-rights activism, supporting groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In 2007, he retired from hosting The Price Is Right after celebrating his 50-year career on television.

Holly Hallstrom

Holly Anne Hallstrom (born August 24, 1952) was one of the models ("Barker's Beauties") on the daytime game show The Price Is Right, from 1977–1995.

Jacksonville, North Carolina

Jacksonville is a city in Onslow County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 United States census, the population stood at 70,145, which makes Jacksonville the 14th largest city in North Carolina. Jacksonville is the principal city of Onslow County and is included in the Jacksonville, North Carolina metropolitan area. In 2014, Forbes magazine ranked Jacksonville as the fifth fastest-growing small city in the United States.

Demographically, Jacksonville is the youngest city in the United States with an average age of 22.8 years old, which can be attributed to the large military presence. The low age may also be in part due to the population drastically going up over the past 80 years, from a mere 783 in the 1930 census to 70,145 in the 2010 census.It is the county seat of Onslow County, and the home of the United States Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. Jacksonville is located adjacent to North Carolina's Crystal Coast area.

On 21 June 2016, the City of Jacksonville, NC, became the first jurisdiction to adopt a paid holiday honoring the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution which made slavery in the United States and its territories illegal. The resolution of adoption targets the prevention of the modern slavery epidemic in the form of human trafficking, which includes forcing children to engage in labor and combat.In recognition of the history of African Americans (and remembering the Montford Point Marines who faced second class citizenship), Jacksonville honored their heritage and the enfranchisement their ancestors received from the 13th Amendment. The holiday (Freedom Day) will be celebrated on the second Monday in December, which will always fall between the dates of the states' ratification (6 December 1865) and Secretary of State's proclamation of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (18 December 1865).

List of Playboy videos

Numerous videos have been released by Playboy Enterprises, the publishers of Playboy magazine. They are largely made up of music-video-style vignettes featuring Playboy Playmates and other models in various stages of nudity and, on occasion, softcore sex scenes.

The last Playboy home video to be released was the 2008 DVD 2009 Playmate Video Calendar.

List of entertainers who performed for American troops in Vietnam

The following entertainers performed for U.S. military personnel and their allies in the combat theatre during the Vietnam War (1959–1975):

Madeleine Hartog Bell

Jimmy Boyd

James Brown

Anita Bryant

Jerry Colonna

Sammy Davis Jr.

Phyllis Diller

Dale Evans

James Drury

Lola Falana

Redd Foxx

The Golddiggers

Rosey Grier

Joey Heatherton

Bob Hope

Dawn Lake

Bobby Limb

Jayne Mansfield


Mary Martin

Marilyn Monroe

Wayne Newton

Nicholas Brothers (Fayard and Harold Nicholas)

Kathleen Nolan

Dian Parkinson

Penelope Plummer

Martha Raye

Roy Rogers

Nancy Sinatra

Rick Springfield

Connie Stevens

Kaye Stevens

John Wayne

Raquel Welch

Laurel Robinson and Lois Peeler - The Sapphires (film)

List of people in Playboy 1990–1999

This list of people in Playboy 1990–99 is a catalog of women and men who appeared in Playboy magazine in the years 1990 through 1999. Note that not all of the people featured in the magazine are pictured in the nude.

Entries in blue indicate that the issue marks the original appearance of that year's Playmate of the Year (PMOY).

List of stage names

This list of stage names lists names used by those in the entertainment industry, alphabetically by their stage name's surname, followed by their birth name. Individuals who dropped their last name and substituted their middle name as their last name are listed. In many cases, performers have legally changed their name to their stage name.People are not listed here if they fall into one or more of the following categories:

Those who changed their surname due primarily to marriage:

Living: Maud Adams, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angelica Agurbash, Karen Akers, Jane Alexander, Lexi Allen, Alicia Alonso, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Boots Anson-Roa, Eleanor Antin, Julia Arnall, P.P. Arnold, Jules Asner, Pernilla August, Jaya Bachchan, Shirley Ballas, Joy Bang, Tisha Terrasini Banker, Glynis Barber, Daniel Barnz, Alison Bartlett-O'Reilly, Barbara Becker, Victoria Beckham, Joy Behar, Pat Benatar, Jodi Benson, Gülse Birsel, Carla Bley, Asha Bhosle, Rosa Bouglione, Angela Bowie, Bonnie Bramlett, Frankie Bridge, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Aline Brosh McKenna, Gail Brown, Pat Crawford Brown, Maryedith Burrell, Ellen Burstyn, L. Scott Caldwell, Kate Capshaw, Nancy Carell, Lynn Carlin, Jean Carn, Kathleen Chalfant, Marge Champion, Stockard Channing, Pamela Chopra, Cheryl Cole, Liza Colón-Zayas, Didi Conn, Nukaaka (Nukâka) Coster-Waldau, Kathryn Crosby, Patrika Darbo, Joan Darling, Betty Davis, CeDell Davis, Kassie DePaiva, Élisabeth Depardieu, Bo Derek, Pamela Des Barres, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Tabitha D'umo, Noureen DeWulf, Joyce DiDonato, Caren Marsh Doll, Helen Donath, Carol Douglas, Anne Dudley, Emily Dunn, Marj Dusay, Sheena Easton, Jenna Elfman, Linda Ellerbee, Violetta Elvin, Lotta Engberg, Shannon Farnon, Barbara Feldon, Takayo Fischer, Bette Ford, Lidija Franklin, Carolyn Garcia, Marcia Mitzman Gaven, Lynda Day George, Marla Gibbs, Kathie Lee Gifford, Astrud Gilberto, Sally Gilpin, Joanna Gleason, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Donna Hanover, Tess Harper, Estelle Harris, Susan Harris, Lindsay Hartley, Rohini Hattangadi, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Lotta Hedlund, Dana Hee, Martha Henry, Bec Hewitt, Anna Kathryn Holbrook, Nancy Holloway, Cissy Houston, Jan Howard, Alaina Huffman, Mary Beth Hurt, Jessica Hynes, Alexandra Isles, Bianca Jagger, Karen Jarrett, Tamara Johnson-George, Sue Johnston, Rebecca Judd, Mitzi Kapture, Jean Kasem, Nan Kelley, Jayne Kennedy, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Joanna Kerns, Sandra Kerns, Anita Kerr, Barbara Knox, Cheryl Ladd, Amel Larrieux, Lucy Lawless, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Lar Park Lincoln, Rosaleen Linehan, Ernie Lively, Janice Long, Loretta Lynn, Ruth Madoc, Suhasini Maniratnam, Rita Marley, Bridget Marquardt, Susanne Marsee, Elaine May, Gwen McCrae, Aline Brosh McKenna, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kay Mellor, Sheila Mercier, Monique Mercure, Carol Merrill, Vera Miles, Marisa Miller, Demi Moore, Diana Moran, Maria Muldaur, Mrs. John Murphy, Leigh Nash, Nancy O'Dell, Esther Ofarim, Genevieve Padalecki, Kimberly Page, Galina Panov (Panova), Lara Parker, Alexa PenaVega, Carlos PenaVega, Melanie Paxson, Michelle Phillips, Joyce Hiller Piven, Erin Hershey Presley, Priscilla Presley, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Noomi Rapace and Ola Rapace (created a surname, jointly), Phylicia Rashād, Johanna Ray, Perri "Pebbles" Reid, Jeannie C. Riley, Judith Roberts, Tanya Roberts, Mimi Rogers, Brenda Russell, Susan Ruttan, Jeri Ryan, Carole Bayer Sager, Charo Santos-Concio, Susan Sarandon, Dana Scallon, Rebecca Schull, Melody Thomas Scott, Peggy Scott-Adams, Julie Seitter, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Talia Shire, Joan Micklin Silver, Mary Jo Slater, Grace Slick, Connie Smith, Hillary B. Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Eleanor Sokoloff, P. J. Soles, Tatiana Sorokko, Ronnie Spector, Joan Staley, Brinke Stevens, Stella Stevens, Angie Stone, Anna Strasberg, Mira Stupica, Sulekha Talwalkar, Jennifer Taylor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Betty Thomas, Linda Thompson, Linda Thorson, Julie Driscoll Tippetts, Jim True-Frost, Anita Tsoy, Tina Turner, Eleni Tzoka, Kim Johnston Ulrich, Nina van Pallandt, Maureen Van Zandt, Colleen Villard, Surbhi Javeri Vyas, Paula Wagner, Rita Walter, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Jack White, Thea White, Lynn Whitfield, Niecy Williams, Spice Williams-Crosby, Linda Womack, Kim Woodburn, and Sheri Moon Zombie.

Dead: Carol Ann Abrams, Jane Ace, Iris Acker, Alberta Adams, Jill Adams, Frances Adaskin, Esin Afşar, Rosa Albach-Retty, Theoni V. Aldredge, Esther Allan, Sheila Matthews Allen, Adrienne Ames, Irena Anders, Liz Anderson, Signe Toly Anderson, Sylvia Anderson, Alice Arlen, Florence Arliss, Silvana Armenulić, Lil Hardin Armstrong, Beatrice Arthur, Dorothy Ashby, Sylvia Ashley, Lys Assia, Aniela Aszpergerowa, Mildred Bailey, Mary Barclay, Elaine Barrie, Inezita Barroso, B. Constance Barry, Patricia Barry, Cheryl Barrymore, Katherine Harris Barrymore, Belle Barth, Frances Bay, Lucy Beaumont, Gertrude Berg, Frances Bergen, Shirl Bernheim, Ilene Berns, Barbara Billingsley, Faye Blackstone, Madge Blake, Scotty Bloch, Beverly Schmidt Blossom, Virginia True Boardman, Helen Boatwright, Karolina Bock, Lucienne Bogaert, Lucille Bogan, Pat Bond, Lynn Borden, Anne Borg, Katie Boyle, Clara T. Bracy, Barbara Brecht-Schall, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Ruth Brown, Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter, Argentina Brunetti, Claudia Bryar, Marie Burke, Adelaide Calvert, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Marie Carandini, Olive Carey, Mary Carr, Mrs. Leslie Carter, Maybelle Carter, Claiborne Cary, Maria Caserini, June Carter Cash, Irene Castle, Darlene Cates, Christine Cavanaugh, Olivia Cenizal, Lee Chamberlin, Henrietta Baker Chanfrau (aka Mrs F. S. Chanfrau), Cyd Charisse, Chris Chase, Yelena Chernykh, Patsy Cline, Véra Clouzot, Angelica Cob-Baehler, Maria Cole, Patience Collier, Roberta Collins, Alice Coltrane, Jane Connell, Nadine Conner, Lady Diana Cooper, Paulette Coquatrix, Ellen Corby, Muriel Costa-Greenspon, Mae Costello, Ida Cox, Fanny Cradock, Elizabeth Crotty, Candy Csencsits, Adelaide Hawley Cumming, Phyllis Curtin, Myrtle Damerel, Ruby Dandridge, Alice Davenport, Fanny Vining Davenport, Ramona Davies, Josie DeCarlo, Ruby Dee, Marie de Forest, Julie Alix de la Fay, Desha Delteil, Dolores del Río, Nora Denney, Phyllis Diller, Jeane Dixon, Mary Dodson, Liv Dommersnes, Eileen Donaghy, Edna Doré, Bianca Doria, Kay Dotrice, Diana Douglas, Phyllis Douglas, Louisa Lane Drew, Alice Drummond, Ruth Duccini, Geeta Dutt, Anita Ellis, Alma Evans-Freke, Dame Pat Evison, Mimi Fariña, Etty Lau Farrell, Kathe Feist, Edwige Feuillère, Margaret Field, Minnie Maddern Fiske (or simply "Mrs. Fiske"), Lisa Fonssagrives, Lilian Fontaine, Dolores Fuller, Gwen Fuqua, Amelita Galli-Curci, Hope Garber, Maria Garbowska-Kierczyńska, Anna Gordy Gaye, Leyla Gencer, Jeannette Clift George, Estelle Getty, Ann Gilbert, Lucile Gleason, Renee Godfrey, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Maude Turner Gordon, Vera Gordon, Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, Beatrice Gray, Dorothy Green, Joyce Grenfell, Laurence Grivot, Alice Guy-Blaché, Louise Closser Hale, Alaina Reed Hall, Grayson Hall, Juanita Hall, Kim Hamilton, Anne Haney, Dona Hardy, Estelle Harman, Cassandra Harris, Carole Hart, Signe Hasso, Wanda Hawley, Adeline Hayden Coffin, Dixie Haygood, Edith Head, Žermēna Heine-Vāgnere, Louise Héritte-Viardot, Alice Herz-Sommer, Algia Mae Hinton, Hanne Hiob, Gertrude Hoffmann, Fay Holderness, Astrid Holm, Dolores Hope, Hedda Hopper, Bess Houdini, Jean Speegle Howard, Faith Hubley, Josephine Hull, Grethe Ingmann, Julia Crawford Ivers, Joyce Jacobs, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Florence Foster Jenkins, Besedka Johnson, Beverley Peck Johnson, Kathryn Joosten, Jenny Jugo, Lakshmi Kanakala, Helen Kane, Fay Kanin, Sylvia Kauders, Gina Kaus, Myra Keaton, Jenny Twitchell Kempton, Dame Madge Kendal, Marketa Kimbrell, Mabel King, Millie Kirkham, May Kitson, Evelyn Knight, Marie Knight, Natalya Krachkovskaya, Sossen Krohg, Yvonne Levy Kushner, Claire Labine, Jessie Royce Landis, Gracie Lantz, Carmencita Lara, Elodie Lauten, Zarah Leander, Evelyn Lear, Vivien Leigh, Rosetta LeNoire, Gloria Leonard, Mimi Lerner, Stella LeSaint, Aleen Leslie, Anna Letenská, Rosina Lhévinne, Lois Lilienstein, Jane Little, Peggy Lloyd, Kathleen Lockhart, Judith Lowry, Alice Ludes, Nola Luxford, Sheila MacRae, Maria Malibran, Toni Mannix, Marietta Marich, Tina Marquand, Pamela Mason, Marilyn Lovell Matz, Linda McCartney, Nobu McCarthy, Ruth McDevitt, Marian McPartland, Margaret McWade, Adah Isaacs Menken, Patricia Merbreier, Zinka Milanov, Betty Miles, Mrs. Elva Miller, Helena Modjeska, Lydia Mordkovitch, Anna Karen Morrow, Yvonne Mounsey, Kathryn Murray, Kira Muratova, Bedia Muvahhit, Harriet Nelson, Shirley Collie Nelson, Frances Nero, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Nadine Nicolaeva-Legat, Agnes Nixon, Lupe Ontiveros, Joan Orenstein, Rita Orlandi-Malaspina, Mecha Ortiz, Ethel Owen, Bonnie Owens, Helenka Pantaleoni, Giuditta Pasta, Tayva Patch, Dina Pathak, Dorothy Patrick, Katina Paxinou, Barbara Payton, Margaret Pellegrini, Fern Persons, Orna Porat, Dory Previn, Ma Rainey, Saba Raleigh, Esther Ralston, Dottie Rambo, Anne Ramsey, Lois Ramsey, Bijoya Ray, Dana Reeve, Estelle Reiner, Elsa Respighi, Malvina Reynolds, Marjorie Reynolds, Irene Riano, Irene Rich, Billie Mae Richards, Cleo Ridgely, Sylvia Robinson, Nélida Roca, Blossom Rock, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Shirley Russell, Irene Ryan, Joel Ryce-Menuhin, Florence St. John, Harley Saito, Tura Satana, Neila Sathyalingam, Therese Schnabel, Teddy Scholten, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Dawn Sears, Zelda Sears, Toshi Seeger, Zohra Sehgal, Joan Shawlee, Madeleine Sherwood, Teri Shields, Nell Shipman, Elaine Shore, Mitzi Shore, Sarah Siddons, Rose Siggins, Hilda Simms, Susan Raab Simonson, Lilia Skala, Alison Skipworth, Anna Nicole Smith, Mamie Smith, Rosalie Sorrels, Diana Sowle, Zypora Spaisman, Elizabeth Spriggs, Kathy Staff, Anna Sten, Paula Strasberg, Donna Summer, Mai Tai Sing, Smita Talwalkar, Laurette Taylor, Beryl Te Wiata, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Olive Thomas, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Mrs Beerbohm Tree (aka Lady Tree), Barbara Trentham, Sophie Tucker, Helen Twelvetrees, Annette Vadim, Alice Van-Springsteen, Marlene VerPlanck, Lucia Elizabeth Vestris, Pauline Viardot, Florence Vidor, Salka Viertel, Nedra Volz, Sláva Vorlová, Ethel Wales, Sippie Wallace, Pat Welsh, Helen Westley, Jean Willes, Cookie Williams, Dell Williams, Mary Lou Williams, Peggy Willis-Aarnio, Ellen Winther, Sheree Winton, Chan Woods, Jane Wyman, Yafa Yarkoni, Clara Kimball Young, Şenay Yüzbaşıoğlu, Izabella Zielińska, and Norma Zimmer.

People from Spanish and/or Portuguese-speaking countries and the Philippines if their professional name contains either of their two family names. For more information, see Spanish naming customs, Hispanic American naming customs, Filipino names, and Portuguese names.Note, however, that other cultures have their own naming customs and systems (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hungarian, Indian, and others), some rather intricate, and minor changes or alterations, including reversing Eastern-style formats, do not in and of themselves qualify as stage names, and should not normally be included. For example, Björk, whose stage name appears to be an original creation, is part of her full Icelandic name, Björk Guðmundsdóttir. Her second name is a patronymic instead of a family name, following Icelandic naming conventions. "Björk" is not a stage name but how any Icelander would refer to her, casually or formally.People known by generational nicknames: for example, Trey Anastasio (whose full name is Ernest Joseph Anastasio III), Noah Beery Jr., Noah Beery Sr., Lon Chaney Jr. and Pops Staples

People who may be popularly, though not professionally, known by a nickname, such as Robert John "Mutt" Lange.

Those who changed their surname due to adoption or legal name change prior to entering the entertainment industry:

Living: Dame Julie Andrews, Sean Astin, Jimmy Barnes, Christie Brinkley, Clemency Burton-Hill, Neneh Cherry, Robb Flynn, Dave Gahan, Missy and Tracey Gold, Julie Goodyear, Barra Grant, Jane Lapotaire, Blake and Eric Lively, Elle Macpherson, Jesse L. Martin, Steve March-Tormé, Martine McCutcheon, Frances McDormand, Rita Moreno, Piers Morgan, Simon Pegg, Joanna Pettet,Nicole Richie, Juliet Rylance, Ken Shamrock, Scott Stapp, Kristoffer Tabori, Leigh Taylor-Young, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Louis Tomlinson, Steven Van Zandt, Suzanne Vega, and Vanna White.

Dead: Ina Balin, Bibi Besch, Peter Brown, Solomon Burke,William Collier Jr., Larry Coryell, Nancy Davis, Katherine DeMille, George Englund, Joan Fontaine, John Gavin, Wynonie Harris, Sterling Hayden, Eileen Heckart, Charlton Heston, Madeline Kahn, Dorothy Lamour, Arthur Taylor Lee, Art Linkletter, Lori March,June Mathis, Terry Melcher, Florence and Mary Nash, Baby Marie Osborne, Gram Parsons, Tracy Reed, Doris Roberts, Ginger Rogers, Joe Santos, Sylvia Sidney, Willie "the Lion" Smith, Alan Thicke, and Grace Lee Whitney.

Those known by a stage name consisting of a single word, not including those commonly referred to by their surname: See List of one-word stage names

People who adopted a matriname: See List of people who adopted matrilineal surnames

Those whose stage forename is a middle name, e.g. Paul McCartney and Marie Osmond: these are their real middle names, not stage names.

People referred or known publicly and/or professionally by an amended forename (substantial changes, indirect nicknames, etc.) — e.g. Dimi Mint Abba, Julie Adams, Cannonball Adderley, Zeca Afonso, Jeff Alexander, Red Allen, Christopher Allport, Chinggoy Alonzo, Ramsay Ames, Tori Amos, Judith Anderson, Keith Andes, Fatty Arbuckle, Gem Archer, Graham Armitage, Jerome Arnold, Kokomo Arnold, Antonin Artaud, Barry Atwater, Coco Austin, Patricia Avery, Tex Avery, Faith Bacon, Buff Bagwell, Benny Bailey, Ginger Baker, Ox Baker, Johnny Ball, Ryan Bang, Tim Barlow, Binnie Barnes, Lynda Baron, Syd Barrett, Count Basie, James Bate, Jaime Lyn Bauer, Terry Becker, Tex Beneke, Wilson Benge, Chico Benymon, Barney Bigard, Bam Bam Bigelow, Acker Bilk, Kelly Bishop, Sharkey Bonano, Sean Bonniwell, Lucienne Boyer, Leah Bracknell, Alice Brady, Beau Bridges, John Bromfield, Bruno Brookes, Bubba Brooks, Stephen Brooks, Tina Brooks, K Brosas, Chelsea Brown, Timothy Brown, Joshua Bryant, Slim Bryant, Brad Bufanda, Buddy Buie, Sonny Burke, T-Bone Burnett, Jethro Burns, Geezer Butler, Pat Buttram, Don Byas, Max Bygraves, Zig Byfield, Zoe Caldwell, Haystacks Calhoun, Earl Cameron, Juri Camisasca, Candy Candido, Tantoo Cardinal, David Carradine, John Carradine, Shorty Castro, Exene Cervenka, Chick Chandler, Lon Chaney Sr., Doc Cheatham, Joan Chen, Sonny Clark, Warren Clarke, Buck Clayton, Cheyne Coates, Steve Cochran, Cozy Cole, Jaybird Coleman, Buddy Collette, Patricia Collinge, G. Pat Collins, Betty Compson, Betty Compton, Heinie Conklin, Chuck Connors, Gary Conway, Tim Conway, Carole Cook, Gary Cooper, Matthew Corbett, Jacqueline Courtney, Mars Cowling, Lol Creme, Donald Crisp, John Cromwell, Bing Crosby, Scatman Crothers, James D'Arcy, Linda Darnell, Bodjie Dasig, Cow Cow Davenport, Deddie Davies, Richard Davies, Jim Davis, Lisa Davis, Angelika de la Cruz, Crahan Denton, Ajay Devgan, Manna Dey, Paw Diaz, B. B. Dickerson, Mark Dinning, Kenny Dino, Claire Dodd, Peter Donat, Roni Duani, Patty Duke, Sly Dunbar, Stephen (Steve) Dunne, Junior Durkin, Sunil Dutt, Coke Escovedo, Lu Edmonds, Honeyboy Edwards, Skye Edwards, Anthony Eisley, Joff Ellen, Duke Ellington, Peg Entwistle, Dixie Evans, Madge Evans, Jason Evers, Dez Fafara, Mimsy Farmer, Aniko Farrell, Tovah Feldshuh, Beanie Feldstein, Pops Fernandez, Gabriele Ferzetti, Virginia Field, Fyvush Finkel, Herbie Flowers, Dick Foran, Faith Ford, Carl Forgione, Anthony Forwood, Douglas Fowley, Panama Francis, Alan Freed, Mickey Freeman, Paul Frees, Ace Frehley, France Gall, Red Garland, Snuff Garrett, Anthony George, Dana Ghia, Coky Giedroyc, Hoot Gibson, Terry Gilkyson, Dana Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie, Redmond Gleeson, Mark Goddard, Harold Goldblatt, Beauty Gonzalez, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez, Tweety González, Michael Gordon, Stubby Gordon, Lloyd Gough, Charles Gray, Timothy Gray, José Greci, Buddy Greco, Dabbs Greer, Carlotta Grisi, Gigi Gryce, Yvette Guilbert, Clu Gulager, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Mick Guzauski, Sara Haden, Chief Halftown, Pooch Hall, Ram Hall, Rick Hall, Tubby Hall, Chico Hamilton, Kipp Hamilton, G Hannelius, Oliver Hardy, Damon Harris, Jet Harris, Sib Hashian, Wings Hauser, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, Allison Hayes, Topper Headon, Niykee Heaton, Tippi Hedren, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Levon Helm, Skitch Henderson, Joe Herndon, Benny Hill, Bill Hinnant, Skip Hinnant, Junie Hoang, Boscoe Holder, Peanuts Holland, John Hollis, Jennifer Holt, Tim Holt, Skip Homeier, Nellee Hooper, Bob Hope, Roy Horn, Robert Horton, Jennifer Howard, Season Hubley, Peanuts Hucko, Gareth Hughes, Sean Hughes, Gareth Hunt, Carlo Imperato, Antonio Inoki, Agot Isidro, Chubby Jackson, Inigo Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Hattie Jacques, Skip James, Jack Jenney, Lyfe Jennings, Leee John, Money Johnson, Susan Johnson, Henry Jolles, Deacon Jones, Griffith Jones, Rhubarb Jones, Rusty Jones, Spike Jones, Lonnie Jordan, Richard Jordan, Tiny Kahn, Nick Kamen, Frankie Kao, Boney Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor, Casey Kasem, Buster Keaton, Howard Keel, Maynard James Keenan, Garrison Keillor, Brian Keith, Judy Kelly, R. Kelly, Sam Kelly, Kris Kelmi, Wael Kfoury, Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle Khanna, B.B. King, Jonathan King, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Johnny Kitagawa, Evel Knievel, Fuzzy Knight, Andre Kostelanetz, Kane Kosugi, Harley Jane Kozak, Papa Jack Laine, Lash LaRue, Prince Lasha, James Last, Yank Lawson, Kuh Ledesma, Bunny "Striker" Lee, China Lee, Jacknife Lee, Spike Lee, Lucky Lehrer, Tutte Lemkow, Kasi Lemmons, Bobo Lewis, Philip Locke, Preston Lockwood, Robert Loggia, Beba Lončar, Pixie Lott, Fabrice Luchini, Katherine "Scottie" MacGregor, China Machado, Mac MacLeod, Brandon Maggart, Raine Maida, Arthur Malet, Boots Mallory, Jose Manalo, Miles Mander, Camryn Manheim, Pigmeat Markham, Ziggy Marley, the Marx Brothers, Kedar Massenburg, Dakin Matthews, Christopher Mayer, Mac McAnally, Richard McCabe, Smilin' Ed McConnell, Dylan McDermott, Country Joe McDonald, Pake McEntire, Allan McKeown, Leo McKern, Stephen McNally, Matthew McNulty, Butterfly McQueen, Molly Meldrum, Carlos Mencia, Michèle Mercier, Bubber Miley, Jason Miller, Jody Miller, Moi-Yo Miller, Gyp Mills, Vincente Minnelli, Charlotte Mitchell, Julie Mitchum, Gunner Moir, Miff Mole, Robert Montgomery, Clayton Moore, Dennie Moore, Pee Wee Moore, Tim Moore, Dolores Moran, Buddy Moreno, Chino Moreno, John Moreno, Jaye P. Morgan, Barry Morse, Bubbi Morthens, Zero Mostel, Aga Muhlach, Moon Mullican, Jimmy Murakami, Turk Murphy, Sunny Murray, Max Mutchnick, Grim Natwick, Vhong Navarro, Taylor Negron, Mickey Newbury, Alec Newman, Juice Newton, Nichelle Nichols, Jack Nitzsche, Lobo Nocho, Noël-Noël, Keena Nomkeena, Rolla Norman, Kim Novak, Chubby Oates, Margaret O'Brien, Spec O'Donnell, Dead Ohlin, Michael O'Keefe, Chauncey Olcott, Sy Oliver, Ole Olsen, Moira Orfei, Kid Ory, Ozzy Osbourne, Bibi Osterwald, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Hot Lips Page (aka Lips Page), Alexander Pantages, Sunshine Parker, Michael Parks, Spede Pasanen, Michael Pate, Banjo Paterson, Pat Paterson, Hank Patterson, "Sunshine" Sonny Payne, Jesse Pearson, Tyler Perry, Siân Phillips, Robert Pine, Steve Plytas, Fernando Poe Jr., Lily Pons, Olaf Pooley, Henny Porten, George Pravda, Toni Price, Curly Putman, Buck Ram, Dack Rambo, Sue Randall, Lillian Randolph, Elliott Reid, Django Reinhardt, Debbie Reynolds, Jody Reynolds, Peter Mark Richman, Ron Rifkin, Snaffu Rigor, Elisabeth Risdon, Tex Ritter, Emmanuelle Riva, Renee Roberts, Robbie Robertson, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Kasey Rogers, Fay Roope, Draco Rosa, Pee Wee Russell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gian Sammarco, Tiny Sandford, Isabel Sanford, Samantha Sang, Aggro Santos, Tom Santschi, Arjun Sarja, Leo Sayer, Boz Scaggs, Lalo Schifrin, Curly Seckler, Rolfe Sedan, Noot Seear, Peter Sellers, Rimi Sen, Doc Severinsen, Sarah Shahi, Ann Sheridan, Dinah Shore, Jackie Shroff, M. Night Shyamalan, Bunny Sigler, Richard Simmons, Zoot Sims, Campbell Singer, Zutty Singleton, Mews Small, Elliott Smith, Piano Smith, Stuff Smith, Cobie Smulders, Henriette Sontag, Oyo Boy Sotto, Maelcum Soul, Muggsy Spanier, Randy Sparks, Dorothy Squires, Robert Stack, Johnny Stark, Bunny Sterling, Mark Stevens, B. W. Stevenson, Redd Stewart, Sigismund Stojowski, Mink Stole, Sydney Sturgess, Jazz Summers, Slim Summerville, Mack Swain, Birdy Sweeney, Olga Syahputra, Junpei Takiguchi, Baby Tate, Shaw Taylor, Jack Teagarden, Larri Thomas, Lydia Thompson, Big Mama Thornton, Richard Thorpe, Tedi Thurman, John Tillinger, Rip Torn, Rawy Torres, André de Toth, Norman Treigle, Pastor Troy, Butch Trucks, Corinna Tsopei, Barbara Turner, Lana Turner, Scott Turner (songwriter), Midge Ure, Iko Uwais, Mad Dog Vachon, Victor Varconi, Yoyoy Villame, Laurent Voulzy, Luigi Waites, Christopher Walken, Clint Walker, T-Bone Walker, Dylan Walsh, Raoul Walsh, Ray Walston, Lalla Ward, Butch Warren, Gedde Watanabe, Gary Watson, Mills Watson, Fee Waybill, Doodles Weaver, Pat Weaver, Sigourney Weaver, Chick Webb, Tuesday Weld, Paul Weller, Alice White, Eg White, Slappy White, Billy Wilder, Grant Williams, Loudmouth Williams, Dooley Wilson, Richard Wilson, Trey Wingo, Chubby Wise, Mac Wiseman, Finn Wittrock, Woolly Wolstenholme, Bomb Woodard, Woody Woodbury, Ilene Woods, Hank Worden, Vivian Wu, Joe Yamanaka, Yang Jinhua, Bimby Aquino Yap, Bud Yorkin, Ace Young, Alan Young, Jeremy Young, Loretta Young, Peggy Zina and Voula Zouboulaki.

People with more than one family name, provided at least one is represented in the professional name: for example, Felix Aylmer, Angela Baddeley, Hermione Baddeley, Jeff Banks, Jeremy Beadle, India de Beaufort, Pati Behrs, Jacqueline Bisset, Hugh Bonneville, Johannes Brost, Joseph Calleia, John Carson (actor), Jeanne de Casalis, Jonathan Cecil, Daveigh Chase, Colin Clive, Fay Compton, Viola Compton, Jimmy Crawford (British singer), James Cruze, Oscar D'León, Alexx Ekubo, Peter Finch, Bruce Forsyth, Fil Fraser, Christopher Guest, Alec Guinness, Binnie Hale, Sonnie Hale, Paul Henreid, Trevor Howard, Željko Ivanek, Jimmy Jewel, Stratford Johns, Cavan Kendall, Kay Kendall, Deborah Kerr, Boris Kodjoe, David Langton, Emily Lloyd, Margaret Lockwood, Michael Sharvell-Martin, Henry McGee, Bob Merrill, Jewel Mische, Anna Mjöll, Priscilla Morgan, Alan Napier, Sue Nicholls, Florencio Parravicini, Frankie Poullain, Dennis Price, Anna Russell, Mark Rylance, Thomas Sangster, Tonio Selwart, Roland Shaw, Tony Sheridan, Elisabeth Sladen, Geraldine Somerville, Richard Todd, Edward Tudor-Pole, Bill Travers, Linden Travers, Bailey Tzuke, Betsy von Furstenberg, Martin Wallström, H. B. Warner, Boris Williams, Katherine Woodville, and Robert Wyatt.

People who change their names for religious reasons (see List of converts to Islam)

People who change their name(s) due to change in sexual gender, identity, or due to dysphoria or other recognized gender-related issue, or for drag performers, such as Courtney Act, Penny Arcade, Alexis Arquette, April Ashley, Evita Bezuidenhout, Chaz Bono, Pandora Boxx, Cidny Bullens, Lady Bunny, Wendy Carlos, Peaches Christ, Roberta Close, Caroline Cossey, Jayne County, Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, Sahara Davenport, Tomata du Plenty, Lili Elbe, Dame Edna Everage, Tannie Evita, Flawless Sabrina, Gila Goldstein, Laura Jane Grace, Harisu, Lauren Harries, Heklina, Alina María Hernández, Mimi Imfurst, Dana International, Jazzmun, Caitlyn Jenner, Holly Johnson, Danny LaRue, La Veneno, Miss Shangay Lily, Manila Luzon, Marilyn, Brini Maxwell, Morgan McMichaels, Ginger Minj, Jinkx Monsoon, Silvetty Montilla, Our Lady J, Rosa von Praunheim, Raven, Lily Savage, Verka Serduchka, Shangela, The Lady Chablis, Billy Tipton, Nong Toom, Florencia Trinidad (also known as Florencia de la V or Flor de la V), Del Lagrace Volcano, Larry Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Jessica Wild, and Holly Woodlawn.

People who adopt a pseudo-nobiliary particle, prefix, suffix, hyphenation or other diacritic/symbol, including Willie Cauley-Stein, Robert James-Collier, John D'Aquino, Paquito D'Rivera, Anton du Beke, John Du Cann, Tom Goodman-Hill, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Martin-Harvey, Crash McLarson, Alice O'Fredericks, Sean O'Haire, Dawn O'Porter, Terry O'Quinn, Annette O'Toole, Denise van Outen, Ruth St. Denis, Rik Van Nutter, Mario Van Peebles, Melvin Van Peebles, Josef von Sternberg, Erich von Stroheim, and Lars von Trier, as well as, according to some sources, Max von Sydow.In some cases this is reversed; i.e. a surname is simplified by the removal of a genuine particle (or particles), hyphenation or other diacritic/symbol, such as in the cases of Dirk Bogarde, Tabby Callaghan, Lyn Christie, Scott Forbes, Gregory Gaye, Martyn Green, Jean Hagen, Jock Mahoney, Frank Tashlin, and Peter Ustinov.People who changed the spelling of a surname to either ensure proper pronunciation, resulting in a name which is basically the same phonetically as the original surname, or, in some cases, possibly required due to name conflicts in re Actors Equity or other acting unions: Hardie Albright, Lauren Ambrose, Don Ameche, Eddi Arent, Jay J. Armes, James Arness, Renée Asherson, Claudine Auger, Bessie Barriscale, Alain Bashung, Lina Basquette, Pierre Batcheff, Dave Batista, Warren Beatty, Bonnie Beecher, Lou Bega, Harry Belafonte, Antonín Bennewitz, Michael Bentine, Polly Bergen, Barbara Berjer, Sarah Bernhardt, Mel Blanc, Claire Bloom, James Blunt, Larry Blyden, Beulah Bondi, Jon Bon Jovi, John Brandon, Eileen Brennan, Teresa Brewer, Pierre Brice, Coral Browne, Aristide Bruant, Yul Brynner, Dorsey Burnette, Mike Burstyn, Pat Buttram, Kuda Bux, John Byner, Sammy Cahn, Emma Calvé, Bill Chase, Tsilla Chelton, Tom Clay, Lee J. Cobb, Betty Cody, Toni Collette, Russ Columbo, Sam Cooke, Michael Curtiz, Cass Daley, Henry Daniell, Smoky Dawson, Desmond Dekker, Tulio Demicheli, Jason Derulo, Tamara De Treaux, Pete Duel, Jane Dulo, Mary Duncan, Irene Dunne, Robbie Dupree, Janine Duvitski, Jeanne Eagels, Richard Eastham, Bob Eberly, Billy Eckstine, George Edwardes, Britt Ekland, Richard Erdman, Roza Eskenazi, Kim E-Z, Nanette Fabray, Edwige Fenech, Sherilyn Fenn, Aaron Fink, David Flair, Reid Flair, Ric Flair, Nina Foch, June Foray, Victor Francen, Jane Frazee, Stan Freberg, Aleta Freel, Pat Friday, Serge Gainsbourg, Mo Gallini, Marvin Gaye, Janet Gaynor, Nicolai Gedda, Jason Gedrick, Will Geer, Robert Gerringer, Rodleen Getsic, Don Grady, Alexander Granach, Al Green, Lorne Greene, Margaret Gwenver, Daryl Hall, May Hallatt, Phil Hartman, Charles Hawtrey, Richard Haydn, Helen Haye, Jerome Hines, Frankie Howerd, Walter Huston, Jack Hylton, Rhys Ifans, Emil Jannings, Adele Jergens, Tor Johnson, Al Jolson, Milla Jovovich, Vic Juris, Bertha Kalich, Sharon Kane, Richard Kline, Patric Knowles, Alexis Korner, Jerzy Kossela, Nancy Kovack, Kidd Kraddick, Jane Krakowski, Belinda Lang, Laura La Plante, Violet La Plante, Rita La Roy, Eva La Rue, Jon Laurimore, Dee C. Lee, Jon Lormer, Eddy Louiss, Celia Lovsky, William Lucas, Laurette Luez, Paul Lukas, Ned Luke, Harriet MacGibbon, Dolores Mantez, Johnny Marr, Derek Martinus, Léonide Massine, Tim Matheson, Walter Matthau, Sharon Maughan, Holt McCallany, Geraldine McEwan, Siobhán McKenna, Ross McManus, Louis B. Mayer, Sue Mengers, Tim Mensy, Daniela Mercury, Mezz Mezzrow, Pras Michel, Marjie Millar, Borrah Minevitch, Cameron Mitchell, Helena Modjeska, Tony Monopoly, Greg Mullavey, Shoista Mullojonova, Patrice Munsel, Aïché Nana, Oscar Natzka, Peter Nero, Julie Newmar, Keena Nomkeena, Ric Ocasek, Lani O'Grady, Warner Oland, April Olrich, Ed O'Ross, Seena Owen, Patricia Paay, Ron Palillo, Joy Page, Albert Paulsen, Doris Pawn, Joe Penner, Iván Petrovich, Suzie Plakson, Gene Pollar, Nyree Dawn Porter, Olga Preobrajenska, André Previn, Jonathan Pryce, John Qualen, Mae Questel, Lynne Randell, Aldo Ray, Ray Rayner, Ginette Reno, Rita Reys, Harry Richman, May Robson, Richard Romanus, Don Rondo, Alma Rubens, Rick Rude, Frances Ruffelle, Sig Ruman, John Russell, Sahlene, Aaron Schroeder, Johnny Sea, Victor Seastrom, Curly Seckler, Élie Semoun, Mack Sennett, Marion Shilling, Lee Shubert, Horace Silver, George Skibine, Andrew Stevens, Kaye Stevens, Amy Stock, Mink Stole, Lee Strasberg, Gloria Stuart, Wes Studi, Patrick Stump, Frank Tashlin, Leonard Teale, Milka Ternina, Maggie Teyte, Bernie Tormé, Alessandra Torresani, Lenore Ulric, Rudy Vallee, Pierre Vaneck, Edward Van Sloan, Victor Varconi, Jimmy Wakely, Eddy Wally, Koko B. Ware, John Witherspoon, Butch Warren, Ted Weems, Snowy White, Slim Whitman, Mykelti Williamson, Anneke Wills, Walter Winchell, Herbert Wise, Donald Wolfit, Víctor Yturbe, Joe Yule, and Blanche Yurka.

People who changed only a middle or second name, or who switched their first and middle names, such as Garry Gary Beers, Norman Bel Geddes, Halle Berry, Johnny Yong Bosch, John David Carson, David Clayton-Thomas, Michael J. Fox, Simon Gipps-Kent, Paul Michael Glaser, Anthony Michael Hall, Barry Shabaka Henley, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Sean Leonard, Meade Lux Lewis, Anna Maxwell Martin, Wayne Pocket Rocket McCullough, Denny Scott Miller, Julia Pace Mitchell, Junior Murvin, Rik Van Nutter, Paul Ryan Rudd, Michael Sharvell-Martin, J. Scott Smart, and Phil Spector.

Other/Unknown Reason(s): Vondie Curtis-Hall, Betty Huntley-Wright, Scout Taylor-Compton, Vernee Watson-Johnson.The following are listed here for the following reasons:

Tupac Shakur is listed here, but under the stage name 2Pac. He was born either Lesane Parish Crooks or Parish Lesane Crooks, depending on the source, but his name was changed in early childhood to Tupac Amaru Shakur.

Elton John is listed here because he used the name professionally before he legally adopted it in 1972.

Miss USA 1965

Miss USA 1965, the 14th Miss USA pageant, took place in Miami Beach, Florida on June 4, 1965. This was the first Miss USA pageant to be televised live (on the CBS network), and the first to be a self-contained production, held several weeks before, and independent of, the Miss Universe pageant.

The pageant was won by Sue Downey of Ohio, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Bobbi Johnson of the District of Columbia. Downey went on to place as 2nd runner-up to Apasra Hongsakula of Thailand at Miss Universe 1965. Pageant finalist Dianna Lynn Batts (better known as Dian Parkinson from The Price Is Right) later won the 1965 Miss World USA title, and placed 1st runner-up to Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom at Miss World 1965.

Parkinson (surname)

Parkinson is a surname, and may refer to:

Amber Parkinson (born 1976), Australian fencer

Bob Parkinson (born 1873), English footballer

Cecil Parkinson (1931–2016), Baron Parkinson of Carnforth, British politician

C. Northcote Parkinson (1909–93), historian and author who formulated Parkinson's Law

Dave Parkinson (1923-1978), Australian rugby league footballer

Dian Parkinson (born 1944), cast member of the game show The Price is Right

Eugene D. Parkinson (1850-1936), American politician

Frank Parkinson (1887–1946), British industrialist

Jack Parkinson (footballer born 1869) (1869–1911), English footballer

James Parkinson:

James Parkinson (1755–1824), physician, provided first complete description of Parkinson's disease

James Parkinson (1730–1813), English land agent and museum proprietor

James Parkinson (footballer), English footballer

John Parkinson:

John Parkinson (botanist) (1567–1650), 17th-century English botanist

John Parkinson (physician) (1885-1976), English cardiologist remembered for describing Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

John S. Parkinson, American biologist

Katherine Parkinson (born 1978), English actress

Keith Parkinson (1958–2005), American fantasy artist and illustrator

Kenneth Parkinson, member of Watergate Seven

Lucy Jane Parkinson, English actor

Mark Parkinson:

Mark Parkinson (Kansas politician) (born 1957), Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, Governor of Kansas

Mark Parkinson (Missouri politician) (born 1972), Missouri politician, Member of the Missouri House of Representatives

Sir Michael Parkinson (born 1935), television presenter, famous for his chat show Parkinson

Mike Parkinson (1948–2009), New Zealand All Black

Nick Parkinson (1925–2011), Australian public servant and diplomat

Pansy Parkinson, character from the Harry Potter series, close friend to Draco Malfoy

Paul Parkinson (Scouting)

Phil Parkinson (born 1967), English football manager

Richard Parkinson (disambiguation), multiple people

Sacha Parkinson, British actress

Stephen Parkinson (1823–1889), British mathematician

Sydney Parkinson (1745–71), Scottish natural history artist

Matthew Parkinson English Cricketer


Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine. It was founded in Chicago in 1953, by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. Notable for its centerfolds of nude and semi-nude models (Playmates), Playboy played an important role in the sexual revolution and remains one of the world's best-known brands, having grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (PEI), with a presence in nearly every medium. In addition to the flagship magazine in the United States, special nation-specific versions of Playboy are published worldwide.

The magazine has a long history of publishing short stories by novelists such as Arthur C. Clarke, Ian Fleming, Vladimir Nabokov, Saul Bellow, Chuck Palahniuk, P. G. Wodehouse, Roald Dahl, Haruki Murakami, and Margaret Atwood. With a regular display of full-page color cartoons, it became a showcase for notable cartoonists, including Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Cole, Eldon Dedini, Jules Feiffer, Shel Silverstein, Erich Sokol, Roy Raymonde, Gahan Wilson, and Rowland B. Wilson. Playboy features monthly interviews of notable public figures, such as artists, architects, economists, composers, conductors, film directors, journalists, novelists, playwrights, religious figures, politicians, athletes, and race car drivers. The magazine generally reflects a liberal editorial stance, although it often interviews conservative celebrities.

After a year-long removal of most nude photos in Playboy magazine, the March–April 2017 issue brought back nudity.

Playboy Special Edition

Playboy Special Editions (formerly known as flats, then Newsstand Specials) are a spin-off series of Playboy magazine containing glamour and softcore nude photographs. The initially infrequent and later semi-regular editions ran from 1964 until the publication of the final issues in 2012.

Unlike the monthly magazine, which features a variety of articles, opinion columns, and works of fiction, only minimal text was included in the Special Editions, mostly consisting of captions of the photographs and readers' letters. Two issues were usually published each month. While the magazines often featured former Playmates of the Month, many other models also appeared in them.

Early issues, beginning in 1983, featured approximately 100 pages of old reprint and outtake photos of Playmates with no specially commissioned photos. Issues from the early 1990s began to include a number of "one-shot" models purchased in bulk from glamour photographers. By the mid-1990s, Playboy had established a distinct identity for the line by mixing new shots of recent Playmates with new models, some of whom soon became as popular as the Playmates themselves.

The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)

The Price Is Right is an American television game show created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. The show revolves around contestants competing by identifying accurate pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes. Contestants are selected from the studio audience when the announcer states the show's famous catchphrase, "Come on down!"

The program premiered on September 4, 1972, on CBS. Bob Barker was the series' longest-running host from its 1972 debut until his retirement in June 2007, when Drew Carey took over. Barker was accompanied by a series of announcers, beginning with Johnny Olson, followed by Rod Roddy and then Rich Fields. In April 2011, George Gray became the announcer. The show has used several models, most notably Anitra Ford, Janice Pennington, Dian Parkinson, Holly Hallstrom and Kathleen Bradley. While retaining some elements of the original version of the show, the 1972 version has added many new distinctive gameplay elements.

The Price Is Right has aired over 8,000 episodes since its debut and is one of the longest-running network series in United States television history. In a 2007 article, TV Guide named The Price Is Right the "greatest game show of all time." The show's 47th season premiered on September 17, 2018.

The Price Is Right models

The American television game show The Price Is Right has, since its 1972 relaunch, employed a number of models to showcase the prizes and items that are given away on the show. From 1972 to 2007, the group was referred to as "Barker's Beauties," in reference to Bob Barker, who hosted the show during that period.

Van Partible

Van Partible (born Efrem Giovanni Bravo Partible on December 13, 1971) is a Filipino-born American animator, writer and producer best known for creating the animated television series Johnny Bravo.


Zorak is a fictional character who first appeared in the Hanna-Barbera animated series Space Ghost. Zorak appeared as a 7-foot (2.1 m) green-ish mantis and depicted as the arch-enemy of the show's titular superhero, Space Ghost.

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