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FRONTLINE; Death of a Porn Queen

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Death of a Porn Queen
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Colleen Applegate was from Minnesota -- young, pretty and naive. She went to Hollywood in search of a dream, but soon found herself acting in X-rated movies, on drugs, and estranged from her family and friends. After two years in California, she took her own life and left only questions about how this could happen. Correspondent Al Austin.



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Public Affairs
Chicago: “FRONTLINE; Death of a Porn Queen,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 13, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A92275D9B364190A5AF0CE949BFF630.
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APA: FRONTLINE; Death of a Porn Queen. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4A92275D9B364190A5AF0CE949BFF630
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