Marylin Star

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Marylin Star
Marilyn Star cropped.jpg
Marilyn Star in 1999
BornKathryn Gannon
(1969-04-12) April 12, 1969 (age 44)
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesMarilyn Star
Height4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)
No. of adult films74[1]
 
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Marylin Star
Marilyn Star cropped.jpg
Marilyn Star in 1999
BornKathryn Gannon
(1969-04-12) April 12, 1969 (age 44)
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Other namesMarilyn Star
Height4 ft 11 in (1.50 m)
No. of adult films74[1]

Marilyn Star (born Kathryn B. Gannon on April 12, 1969, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada) is an adult film actress.

She worked as a student in Edmonton, before moving to Los Angeles and entering adult films. Her first film was More Dirty Debutantes 30 produced by Ed Powers (released in 1994). Other notable appearances included Star Attraction (released 1995), Babewatch [3 and 4] (1995), Smells Like... Sex (1995), Marylin Does Miami [1 and 2] (1998) (as actress and director), and Marilyn Whips Wallstreet (2000). She also did some strip club "feature work" dancing as the feature attraction in clubs throughout America in the mid 90's. She was married to Japanese businessman Bruce Akahoshi (and took his last name) from April 1994 through October 1997, when they divorced.[2]

Insider trading[edit]

In December 1999 she was charged for insider trading by using bank merger information given by a former lover James McDermott, an investment banker, former chairman and CEO of the firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and for sharing that information with another lover, New Jersey businessman Anthony Pomponio. Prosecutors stated Star used the tips to make $88,135 in the stock market from May 1997 through the summer of 1998, and Pomponio made a comparable amount.[3]

Star escaped arrest by fleeing to Vancouver, Canada, where she married stockbroker Michael Gilley in the spring of 2000 (taking his last name). She was arrested May 24, 2000, and eventually extradited to the United States.[4] Gilley filed for divorce October 13, 2000 after being charged with domestic violence.

Star pled guilty to insider trading charges on June 11, 2002, and was sentenced to three months in Women's Correctional Center, Danbury, Connecticut, which she began serving December 2, 2002. Her comments on that matter were that she got into trouble because she was a naïve young woman who dated an older man.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Star Marylin Star at the Internet Adult Film Database
  2. ^ http://time-proxy.yaga.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,992995,00.html
  3. ^ SEC Sues Former Chairman and CEO of Investment Banking Firm for Illegally Providing Insider Information on Six Deals
  4. ^ Fugitive Sex-Film Star Is Arrested in Canada

Insider trading[edit]

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