By Judy Thorburn
Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - Las Vegas Round The Clock
Owner/Editor in Chief/writer - The Flick Chicks
Director of Communications - Nevada Film Alliance
I am deeply saddened to report the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Polly Peluso, who was a longtime Las Vegas entertainment columnist and film critic. Polly, still beautiful in her senior years, was in her late 80's when she died on July 16 in Las Vegas as the result of numerous health issues. Polly's impressive resume includes working with Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Enterprises, as Director of Cosmopolitan Model and Talent Agency, beauty contest judge, and appearing in over 25 movies, TV and commercials throughout her long and illustrious career in which hobnobbed with hundreds of celebrities. As someone who knew her personally as a kind and lovely human being, she surely will be missed.
With Hugh Hefner
With Anna Nicole Smith
With Phyliss Diller
With Magician Lance Burton
Photo credit: Steve Crespi
With Miss USA Julia Hayeck
With Janet Leigh
Left to right:
Karen Lieberman, Terry Moore, Stella Stevens, Polly Peluso. Front row
center: Liz Renay. Each a celebrity in their own field.
With Penn & Teller
With Tom Selleck
With Tempest Storm and Liz Renay
With Karl Malden
With Apollonia and Milton Shoong
With Director Adrian Velicescu and in the background model Amy Davis
With Wilt Chamberlain
Other notable Las Vegas residents who passed away recently include:
Former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn died Thursday morning, July 22 after falling off the roof of his Las Vegas home. He was 73 years old.
Former Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn
Marie Marotta Little, the 44 year old wife of impressionist, Rich Little, died on Thursday, July 15th, following a brief illness.
Our sincere condolences goes out to their families and loved ones.