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Paige Young
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Playmate
    (March 16, 1944-April 7, 1974)
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Model and aspiring actress
    Former employee at the Playboy Club at the Hollywood Sunset Strip
    Playmate of the Month for Playboy Magazine in November of 1968
    Was found dead, by friend and fellow model Melanie Myers, at her West Hollywood apartment, from an apparent suicide; left a suicide note blaming men in Hollywood she believed had abused her
    Details surrounding her career and premature death resurfaced following revelations by model Tamara Green that Young and comedian Bill Cosby, accused of drugging and raping women over a twenty year period, had been involved with one another
    She posed nude for a shot holding paintbrushes and art supplies.
    She dated ornery director John Huston, and had just returned from a trip to Ireland with him prior to committing suicide.
    Near the end of her life, she held an obsessive grudge - bordering on being a vendetta - towards her former employer (and former lover), Hugh Hefner.
    An entire wall in her bedroom was devoted to Hefner, filled with photos of the mogul (often vandalized or with horns/profane phrases scribbled all over them).
    Her Wikipedia page (and most of its referenced sources) incorrectly reports her cause of death as an apparent drug overdose when she actually shot herself in the head.
    She planned her suicide carefully down to the last detail, even taking neighbor Melanie Myers on a tour of her apartment to show her exactly where and how she planned to commit the deed. Myers reportedly fled the scene to call the police, mainly out of fear that Young might try to shoot her along with herself.
    Myers incidentally didn’t care for Paige all that much to begin with, telling The Daily Mail, ‘there was always plenty of men around Paige. She was an attractive girl and I know she was having sex for things. I didn’t like her lifestyle. She had lots of nice things men had bought her but she got in way over her head.’
    She misguidedly believed that her carefully planned death would make the headlines and cause the Hollywood establishment to sit up and take notice of their actions, but it received very little media coverage even then.
    Sadly, the only reason a renewed interest surfaced regarding the details of her death was because of her ties to Bill Cosby, although her anger was clearly more directed at Hugh Hefner than it was Cosby.
    She was in several abusive relationships.
    She was a talented painter and gourmet cook.
    She told DJ Johnnie King, in a 1968 interview, that she dreamed of studying in Paris.
    She was found lying dead on top of a blood-splattered American flag.
    The details about her death may have been misconstrued due to the lack of coverage it received (its hard not to smell a media cover-up somewhere in all of this).
    The context of her suicide note was never made public but, according to Myers, 'the whole thing about her anger towards the men who she believed had chewed her up and spat her out.'
    The details of her relationship with Bill Cosby remain unclear, but it was a well known secret that Cosby nursed a possessive obsession with her.
    Tamara Greene, who knew both and spent time with them as a couple, described their relationship as ‘unhealthy.’ She also described Young as often being ‘in a stupor, a daze, like he was controlling her.’
    It has retrospectively been concluded that she had probably been pimped out by Hefner as a glorified sex slave to rich men.
    She said in one interview, 'If people would just sit down and really talk to, instead of at, each other, I’m sure they’d be a lot happier.’
    Obviously, her status as a Playmate makes it a given that she wasn't bad looking. Still, her striking features reflected a kind of rare inner beauty (like the equally tragic Natalie Wood or later Gia Allemand).

Credit: BoyWiththeGreenHair


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