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Maggie Thrett

Maggie Thrett pictured in mid-1965 following signing to DynoVoice Records.
Personal information
Birth date18 November 1946(age 70)
Place of birthNew York City
OccupationSinger, Stage / Film / television actor

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Maggie Thrett, born Diane Pine, was a singer and stage, movie and television actress in the 1960s. Aged fifteen, she made her Off-Broadway debut in 1962 in Out Brief Candle. By the age of eighteen she was regularly performing as a dancer at Trude Heller's in Greenwich Village, New York, as noted in the January 1965 edition of Harper's Bazaar.

As a vocalist, Maggie Thrett recorded a single (under her birth name) entitled "Lucky Girl" for Take 3 Records in 1964, and had a minor US hit (as Maggie Thrett) in 1965 with "Soupy", produced by Bob Crewe and issued as the first single on the DynoVoice (formerly Dyno-Vox) label. Billboard journalist Aaron Sternfield, reviewing a live Maggie Thrett performance at Basin Street East, New York, on July 15, 1965, wrote that she "has a magnificent range, her phrasing and timing are near perfect, and she blends the right combination of sex and satire."

In 1966 Maggie Thrett went to Hollywood to further her acting career. As an actress, she is probably best remembered for her roles in a 1966 Star Trek episode ("Mudd's Women") and the 1968 comedy movie Three in the Attic. She also appeared as a prostitute in the 1970 movie Cover Me Babe. Having signed to Universal Studios, she is reported to have used her life savings to buy out her contract prior to appearing in Three in the Attic for American International Pictures.

In May 1970, Maggie Thrett was involved in a road accident while a passenger on singer/songwriter Gram Parsons' motorcycle. Although she was apparently unharmed (Gram Parsons, meanwhile, suffered significant injuries), it was soon after this that she disappeared from the entertainment business, aged twenty-three.


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