Tamara Dobson

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Tamara Dobson
Tamara Dobson.jpg
Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra Jones, 1973.
Born(1947-05-14)May 14, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
DiedOctober 2, 2006(2006-10-02) (aged 59)
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
OccupationFilm and television actress, fashion model
 
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Tamara Dobson
Tamara Dobson.jpg
Tamara Dobson as Cleopatra Jones, 1973.
Born(1947-05-14)May 14, 1947
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
DiedOctober 2, 2006(2006-10-02) (aged 59)
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
OccupationFilm and television actress, fashion model

Tamara Janice Dobson (May 14, 1947 - October 2, 2006) was an African-American actress and fashion model.

Life and career[edit]

Dobson was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She started as a beautician. While working, she received her degree in fashion illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art. While studying, she was discovered in 1969 and began to film commercials and modeling. After school, she moved from Maryland to New York to model and act full-time. Dobson, who stood 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm), eventually became a fashion model for Vogue Magazine.[1] Though she appeared in a few films in Hollywood, she became best known for her title roles in the Blaxploitation films, Cleopatra Jones (1973) and Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975).[2]

Dobson died on October 2, 2006 in her native Baltimore, Maryland, of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, at the age of 59.[3][4]

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