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    Default 1960's British Model, Samantha Juste, Dies of Massive Stroke

    Goodbye to ‘the girl in yellow dress’: Iconic 1960s model's death a reminder of the risks of stroke in women

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    Television presenter Samantha Juste with the new Philips T-Vette, the first truly portable all-transistor battery or mains-operated model with an 11-inch screen. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images 1966)


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    Samantha Juste


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    By Jan Tuckwood
    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
    She was the ideal groovy ’60s chick: A doe-eyed British model with shaggy bangs and long, long legs that made miniskirts look mini-er.

    Samantha Juste partied with the Beatles, gained fame for spinning records as the “disc girl” on the BBC’s “Top of the Pops” and modeled with Pattie Boyd, who became the ultimate rocker wife, wed to both George Harrison and Eric Clapton.

    Samantha became a rocker wife, too, when she married Micky Dolenz of the Monkees in 1968. She soon faded into the celebrity background — unless you happened to be a gooey pre-teen girl in 1968.
    If you were that girl, like me, Samantha was the epitome of everything you wanted to be — lovely and lucky and in love with a Monkee. We devoured her column on beauty and dating in 16 magazine every month, hoping to become as fabulous as Sam.
    She so mesmerized Micky when he met her that he wrote a song, “Randy Scouse Git,” about that heady time in England: “The Beatles, Samantha, the parties, the chemicals …” he wrote in his biography.

    In that song, Samantha is “the girl in yellow dress,” the girl who blew his mind:
    It’s too easy humming songs
    To a girl in yellow dress
    It’s been a long time since the party
    And the room is in a mess.

    The love between Sam and Micky lasted, though the marriage did not. They had a daughter, Ami, who became an actress, then split in 1975, when Samantha got tired of Dolenz’s carousing. She said she wanted to leave the marriage before she became bitter about it, although they stayed friends, and she continued to honor that chapter in her life.
    She stayed close with Davy Jones’ first wife, Linda, and his two eldest daughters, Talia and Sarah. When Davy died in 2012, Samantha held a private memorial at her home in California, attended by all three surviving Monkees and the extended family of Monkee wives and children.

    This week, that extended family mourned once more.

    Samantha Juste Dolenz died Feb. 5 of a stroke. She was 69.

    One day after her death, the American Heart Association released new guidelines for women on the risk of stroke, the third-leading cause of death for women and fifth-leading cause for men.

    A stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked by a clot or bursts. Nearly 800,000 Americans have one each year, and one in five women will have a stroke at some point in her life.

    Some stroke risks are more common in women, including migraine with aura, an irregular heartbeat and metabolic syndrome – problems including blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.

    When Samantha died, the Monkees fans who still adored her heard the news via Facebook, where we connect on fan pages, just as we once connected on the pages of 16 magazine.

    These same Monkees fans now donate money for the care of Davy Jones’ 15 horses, through his daughters’ Davy Jones Equine Memorial Foundation. Samantha Dolenz was the financial sponsor for Davy’s horse Indiantown Jones, named after the Florida town where he kept his horses, and where he died of a heart attack on Feb. 29, 2012.

    Davy once said he loved his fans because he “felt safe” with them. Now, they are providing motherly guidance to his daughters on Facebook, and to Micky’s four daughters, too.

    Hundreds of fans left sympathy messages for Ami. Some made tribute videos.

    We are now in our 50s and 60s, sharply aware of the passage of time and how quickly beauty and fame flee.
    Perhaps that’s why we hang on tightly to the giddy and innocent passions of our youth, and to the sweet memories of “the girl in yellow dress.”

    Goodbye to ‘the girl in yellow dress’: Iconic 1960s model's... | www.palmbeachpost.com

    Here is the song, Micky wrote and recorded about her and those times:

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    Awww, I remember her well. Her and Micky and little Ami Bluebell, lol. She definitely had that '60s Yardley of London girl look.
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    Didn't know of her. I just recall watching the Monkees at breakfast. Totally forgot about Davy Jones passing away. Scary to read that 1 in 3 women have strokes. My grandma recently passed away from one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixie View Post
    Awww, I remember her well. Her and Micky and little Ami Bluebell, lol. She definitely had that '60s Yardley of London girl look.
    Ami Bluebell Dolenz looks JUST like her mom, too.

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    Yes, she does. Lucky for her she doesn't look like the Dolenz side.
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    Does anyone remember Ami in a movie with Tony Danza called, "She's Out of Control" from 1989? It was cute, but I was a teen when it came out so maybe I didn't have good judgment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs P View Post
    Didn't know of her. I just recall watching the Monkees at breakfast. Totally forgot about Davy Jones passing away. Scary to read that 1 in 3 women have strokes. My grandma recently passed away from one.
    they say 1 in 5...gives a little better chance.

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    RIP. That's not a good way to go. She sounds like a nice lady.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki Taylor View Post
    Does anyone remember Ami in a movie with Tony Danza called, "She's Out of Control" from 1989? It was cute, but I was a teen when it came out so maybe I didn't have good judgment.
    Yes..I loved that movie when I was a kid..I loved her make-over transformation so much.I imagine if I was to watch it now though it would be a terribly bad movie.

    And R.I.P Samantha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki Taylor View Post
    Does anyone remember Ami in a movie with Tony Danza called, "She's Out of Control" from 1989? It was cute, but I was a teen when it came out so maybe I didn't have good judgment.
    Yes. Cute movie. She was also on General Hospital for a while, too.
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