Dana Plato Net Worth

Dana Plato Net Worth is
$1 Thousand

Dana Plato Biography

Dana Plato Net Worthy of: Dana Plato was an American celebrity who had a net worthy of of $1000. Dana Plato was created in Maywood, California in November 1964 and passed on in-may 1999. Plato was most widely known for playing the function of Kimberly Drummond on it series Diff’rent Strokes.S. She claimed to have already been offered the functions of Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist as well as the starring function in Very Baby but her mom switched them down. Plato produced her debuts in 1975 in it series The Six Million Dollar Guy and the TV film Beyond the Bermuda Triangle. Her debut feature film function came in 1977’s Go back to Boggy Creek. Plato’s most widely known function emerged starring as Kimberly Drummond in it series Diff’rent Strokes from 1978 to 1986. We also added few films/dramas earnings which include The Six Million Dollar Guy, Beyond the Bermuda Triangle

Quick Facts

Full NameDana Plato
Net Worth$1 Thousand
Date Of BirthNovember 7, 1964
DiedMay 8, 1999, Moore, Oklahoma, United States
Height1.57 m
EducationWilliam Howard Taft Charter High School
SpouseLanny Lambert
ChildrenTyler Lambert
ParentsFlorine Plato, Linda Strain, Dean Plato
SiblingsHeidi Plato
NominationsTV Land Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Award
TV ShowsDiff'rent Strokes

Interesting Facts

1 She played the same character (Kimberly Drummond) in three different series: Diff'rent Strokes (1978), Hello, Larry (1979) and The Facts of Life (1979).
2 Mother of Tyler Lambert. Lambert committed suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on May 6, 2010, two days before the 11th anniversary of his mother's death.
3 Has a younger sister, Heidi Plato.
4 Tested for the role of Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
5 Auditioned for the role of Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist (1973).
6 Was #91 on VH-1's The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005).
7 Won the part of Violet in the movie Pretty Baby (1978), but turned it down, so she wouldn't be typecast in this type of role. Brooke Shields ended up playing the part.
8 Had breast implants done in 1994 in hopes of landing better film roles.
9 Childhood dream was to be an Olympic figure skater.
10 Was fired from Diff'rent Strokes (1978) at the end of the 1983-1984 season due to her pregnancy. The producers were unwilling to write the pregnancy into the show, but she was able to return for guest appearances after her son was born.
11 Birth mother's name is Linda Strain.
12 Was adopted.
13 Attended Sutter Jr. High in Winnetka, CA (1978).
14 Arrested for forging a valium prescription in 1992.
15 Arrested for armed robbery in 1991.


1 I wanted this to have as wide an audience as possible. I didn't want to get an X rating, because in my opinion once that happens you X-out everyone else.
2 I'm open-minded. I don't consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I've had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man.
3 Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers and there are times when we need to be nurtured.
4 I'm okay in my skin, you know... I'm okay with who I am.
5 With women and women, I think there's an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured.
6 I'd hopefully work through all my issues with men first so then I'd be okay being with a woman.
7 I like to go with the energy because when you ignore it that's when you start doing things wrong.
8 I have been sober for the longest time. Oh, it's over a decade now. No joke.
9 People have an awful lot of problems that society has put on them and a lot to work through because of it.
10 If it feels right and I'm not going against any energy in myself or the situation, there would be no limit.
11 I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working.
12 I'm learning to play by the rules. I sort of hate to think of it that way, but that's how it is. I'm really learning to function out there and in such a way that I don't need to drink.
13 All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money.
14 In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it.
15 I've learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right.
16 Growing up, all I did was work and vacation, but I loved it, no one pushed me into anything. The thing was I developed no special skills. I don't have any resentment because I am a performer and I've always felt that, but it did take its toll socially.
17 I'm tired of defending my character. I am what I am. What you see is what you get.
18 I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think.


All Dana Plato pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Diff'rent Strokes (1978) Conrad Bain

Todd Bridges

Gary Coleman

Danny Cooksey
2003 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Diff'rent Strokes (1978) Conrad Bain

Todd Bridges

Gary Coleman

Danny Cooksey
1984 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in a Comedy Series Diff'rent Strokes (1978)
1982 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in a Television Special A Step in Time (1981)
1981 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress in a Television Series Diff'rent Strokes (1978)



Pacino Is Missing 2002 Prosecuting Attorney
Silent Scream 1999 Emma Jones
Desperation Boulevard 1998 Dana Plato
The Hostage 1998
Different Strokes 1998 Video Jill Martin
Tiger 1997 Andrea Baker
Blade Boxer 1997 Video Rita
Millenium Day 1995
Lethal Cowboy 1995 Elizabeth
Compelling Evidence 1995 Dana Fields
Bikini Beach Race 1992 J. D.
The Sounds of Silence 1992 Deborah Nichols
Night Trap 1992 Video Game Kelly
Prime Suspect 1989 Diana Masters
Diff'rent Strokes 1978-1986 TV Series Kimberly Drummond
Growing Pains 1985 TV Series Lisa
The Love Boat 1984 TV Series Patty Springer
High School U.S.A. 1983 TV Movie Cara Ames
A Step in Time 1981 TV Movie
ABC Afterschool Specials 1980 TV Series Daisy Dallenger
Family 1976-1980 TV Series Debbie / Mary Beth Sanders
CHiPs 1979-1980 TV Series Kim / Dana Plato
Hello, Larry 1979 TV Series Kimberly Drummond
The Facts of Life 1979 TV Series Kimberly Drummond
California Suite 1978 Jenny
What Really Happened to the Class of '65? 1978 TV Series
Exorcist II: The Heretic 1977 Sandra Phalor (uncredited)
Return to Boggy Creek 1977 Evie Jo
Beyond the Bermuda Triangle 1975 TV Movie Wendy
The Six Million Dollar Man 1975 TV Series Girl


TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 2 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 1998 TV Series documentary Herself
Vibe 1997 TV Series Herself
The Best of Ed's Night Party 1996 Video Herself
The Word 1994 TV Series Herself
Sally Jessy Raphael 1989-1991 TV Series Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
Kraft Salutes Walt Disney World's 10th Anniversary 1982 TV Special Daughter
Circus of the Stars #6 1981 TV Special Herself
Circus of the Stars #5 1980 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The Hollywood Squares 1979 TV Series Guest Appearance

Archive Footage

The Tragic Side of Fame 2011 TV Movie Herself
Biography 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Kimberly Drummond
The Child Star Jinx 2005 TV Movie documentary
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Kid Stays in the Picture 2002 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Memorial Tribute
E! True Hollywood Story 1999 TV Series documentary Herself

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