Death of Laurie Bembenek

August 15, 1958 - November 20, 2010
Portland, Oregon | Age 52

Ex-Playboy model convicted of murder dies in Oregon
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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The prison escape of former Playboy Club bunny and Milwaukee police officer Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek popularized the phrase "Run Bambi Run" and seemed tailor-made for the TV movie it inspired.

But despite the fame garnered by her flight, Bembenek died having spent more than two decades insisting on her innocence but never fully clearing her name. Her attorney said Sunday that effort will continue.

The 52-year-old died Saturday of...

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