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Lindsay Diane Bloom (born August 28, 1950) is an American actress and former beauty-pageant contestant.

Bloom is a native of Omaha, Nebraska. At age 17, she decided to become an actress and entered beauty pageants to gain attention. She was Miss Omaha in the 1968 preliminaries for the Miss America Pageant. She did not advance to the national level. In 1969, she won the title of Miss Utah.

In 1972-73, Bloom was featured on The Dean Martin Show in the second edition of the Dingaling Sisters.[1]

In 1975, Bloom was cast in the lead role of an American International Pictures drive-in theatre[2] fare, Sixpack Annie, about a "beer-guzzling, truck-driving Southern belle," in a scanty wardrobe. "Some of the language I use is pretty salty," she said. "That and the nude scene is why they gave it an 'R' rating."[3] She played the lovely switchboard operator, Maybelle, on frequent episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard.[4] She also had roles in Cover Girl Models (1975), Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell (playing Jean Harlow) (1978), The Main Event (1979), H.O.T.S. (1979) and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980).

Bloom was cast as detective Mike Hammer's secretary Velda in Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer and The New Mike Hammer. In 1985, she appeared in the NBC television film Bridge Across Time. In 1986, she appeared with Barry Jenner, Jamie Farr, Tom Poston, Paul Eiding, and Jack Carter in 1987 on Super Password with Bert Convy.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Dingaling Sisters". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  2. ^ Display advert, Show Time II drive-in, Playground Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Friday 29 August 1975, Volume 30, Number 175, page 5B.
  3. ^ Scott, Vernon, "Lindsay Bloom Concedes Flaunting Charms Expected", United Press International, Dateline: Hollywood, Playground Daily News, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, November 6, 1975, Volume 30, Number 234, page 6B.
  4. ^ The Dukes Of Hazzard

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