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Valerie Perrine was born at Galveston, Texas, USA Valerie is (70) old and her birth sign is Virgo
Valerie Ritchie Perrine
5' 7½" (1.71 m)
Former Las Vegas Showgirl
Attended a July 2003 Las Vegas function on invitation of Wayne Newton, to help celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Stardust Hotel and Casino.
Measurements: 39-24-35 (self-described in 1981), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Her fiance, a wealthy Los Angeles playboy and gun collector whom she met while a Las Vegas showgirl, accidentally shot himself to death after a gun discharged, ricocheted off a door and pierced his lung. They were to be married a month later. She never married despite numerous relationships.
Her father was a lieutenant colonel in the Army and she grew up in Japan where her father was based. Her teen years were spent on a ranch in Arizona.
She became the first woman to display (on purpose) her nipples on American network television during the May 4, 1973 broadcast of Bruce Jay Friedman's play Steambath (1973) (TV) shown on Hollywood Television Theater (PBS). The story offered an unusual portrayal of the afterlife with "God" presented as a Puerto Rican steam bath attendant. Bill Bixby played a man who refused to admit that he had died. Valerie was seen taking a shower from all sides. Only a few PBS stations were adventurous enough to carry the program.
Where Are They Now
(March 1997) Appears in "Later Life" by A.R. Gurney, Merrimack Repertory Theater, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA