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Porn actress Gloria Leonard dies at 73

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Feb 05, 2014 | 8:33am EST

Porn actress Gloria Leonard has died at the age of 73. The retired adult star was removed from life support on Monday (03Feb14) after suffering a stroke last week (ends02Feb14) in Hawaii. Born Gail Leonardi, she first appeared in pornographic films in the 1970s, and in 1977, she became the publisher of High Society magazine, a publication known for featuring nude photographs of celebrities. Margot Kidder, Ann-Margret and Barbra Streisand all tried to sue bosses at the magazine for printing nude pictures of them. In addition to her work in the porn industry, Leonard was also a strong advocate for the National Organization for Women and freedom of speech groups, according to the New York Daily News.

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