Alice Denham was an American model, actress,
writer/author and former adjunct professor of English.
Denham was born in Jacksonville, Florida on January
21, 1927. She was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the
University of North Carolina where she earned her BA in journalism in 1949. One
year later in 1950 Denham would earn her degree in English Literature from the University
of Rochester. Later she would become a adjunct professor of English at John Jay
College--City University of New York.
Denham was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month
for the July 1956 issue. Playboy reprinted her short story, "The
Deal," in her centerfold issue, making her the first Playmate to have
authored a fiction piece that appeared in her same issue.
As an actress, Denham was best known for her
work in Olga's House of Shame (1964), She Should Have Stayed in Bed (1963) and Olga's Girls (1964). Denham also appeared in Warm Nights and Hot Pleasures (1964) All of Me
(1963), and The Twilight Girls (1957).
was a charter member of the National Organization for Women
passed away on January 27, 2016 in Manhattan, New York. She was survived by her
husband, John Brady Mueller, who she had been married to since 1981.
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