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Sue Hamilton
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13 May is born in Glendale, California
? as a child, she wants to be a farmer
? her reluctant but softhearted dad gets her a motorbike as a graduation present. "I convinced him that two wheels are better than none."
her parents want her to enroll in USC, but she decides she would be better off getting out on her own for a while. "I'm not full of academic aspirations at the moment, and I can't see going to a university just to get a degree. By earning my own keep and learning to solve my own problems, I think I'll learn a lot more about life than I would in any classroom."
April 65 is Playboy Playmate of the Month under the name Sue Williams. "Being a Playmate is the most exciting thing that's ever happened to me. I wasn't really sure I was the right type." She is Playboy's most petite Playmate to date.
Figge Photography takes the Playboy photos. Her sister works there as an artist. Figge sends in one photo, and Hugh Hefner says, "She's really cute. We'd like to see your work." Figge will contribute photos, including 48 centerfolds, to Playboy until the early '80s.
currently resides in her first bachelorette pad, conveniently located within walking distance of her job as a secretary-receptionist for a Burbank film-processing firm.
an enthusiast of the great outdoors, she describes herself as a "latent tomboy." "After work, I can't wait to switch into slacks and sneakers. Then, it's either down to the beach for some late-afternoon surfing or out to Verdugo Park for a few innings of softball with the old gang from Glendale. On rainy days, I catch up on my sedentary hobby--collecting old coins."
loves dining out (Cantonese food is her favorite) and dancing ("Anything from the frug to the fox trot is fine with me.") with a date who's "well-groomed, considerate, and not so tall that I have to strain my neck to see what he looks like."
on dateless nights, her tastes run to Ian Fleming thrillers, stereophonic jazz (Monk and Mingus are her favorites), and late-late video film fare ("Where can people see Gunga Din these days?")
her pet peeve is people who talk big
65 is one inch shy of five feet and weighs 98 pounds. Her measurements are 34-21-34, and she has blue eyes and blonde hair.
plays in a regular weekend softball game. "When I stand in a crouch, most pitchers have trouble to find a strike zone that tiny." She stares incredulously as an umpire calls her out. "It's really terrible, the way I love to bug umpires. When I go to Dodger games, I have so much fun razzing them, I often wind up hoarse. Like most females, I try to get in the last word."
? is on her way to becoming a top model when an American International Pictures (AIP) scout spots her picture in a magazine ad, signs her to a long-term, multi-picture contract, and casts her in a Beach Party film
has no trouble memorizing her lines for her first film, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini — she has two. “A small start is better than none,” she says. Her first line is “Peanuts.” “I never practiced it, and they said I did fine.” Her second line is: “How come a girl like that has to have coordination, too?” She practiced for that one a little.
8 July 65 is in New York City with other young AIP actors and actresses and is interviewed by Patricia McCormack over lunch for a newspaper article to be titled “Dieting to Stardom.” She voices an emphatic no to rolls, butter, potatoes, sauces, gravy, and dessert. Eating a sliver of meat and a few peas, she says, “I’m on a diet.” She is three pounds over her ideal weight and intends to starve off the extra three pounds. “In the movie business, you’ve got to keep your figure,” she says as she balances two peas on her fork.
May 66 advertises for Sheer Magic
21 May 67 photos of her appear in a newspaper article entitled “Office Coolers.” She demonstrates for women office workers on how to stretch the soda break into a beauty break.
Sources:
Whos's Who in Hollywood 1966, Tucson Daily Citizen, Great Bend Daily Tribune, Syracuse Herald Journal, Playboy, The Daily Pilot
Recommended Books:
Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969 by Thomas Lisanti
Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood by Tom Lisanti
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