Monday, October 09, 2006

RIP Tamara Dobson

On screen, Tamara Dobson stood 6-foot-2 and sported an afro that seemed almost as tall--she was impossible to miss. Off screen, she was virtually impossible to find.

Dobson, the actress who cut an imposing figure as high-fashion super-agent Cleopatra Jones, only to later become the most elusive star of the blaxploitation era, died Monday at a Baltimore care facility of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, her family said. She was 59.

A former model, Dobson's Hollywood career was brief, but iconic.

Read more about this OG of Hollywood and modeling on E! Network!

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