Died Today (December 11th) Bettie Page (1923–2008)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

bettiepage.jpg Bettie Page (1923–2008)

Born: April 22, 1923 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Died: December 11, 2008 (age 85) in Los Angeles, California, USA

Married to: Harry Lear (14 February 1967 – 1972) (divorced)
Armond Walterson (26 November 1958 – 1963) (divorced)
Billy Neal (15 February 1943 – 1947) (divorced)

[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times, on her mother] All I ever wanted was a mother who paid attention to me. She didn’t want girls. She thought we were trouble. She didn’t help with homework or teach me to sew or cook. She didn’t go to the school plays I was in or go to my high school graduation. When I started menstruating at 13, I thought I was dying because she never taught me anything about that.

[3/11/06, interview in the Los Angeles Times, on her mother’s younger lover making a pass at her] My mother nearly murdered me over…

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