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Janice Pennington

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Janice Pennington

John Pennington Cassidy

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July 8, 1942 (age 78) Seattle, Washington, USA (

Bust: 36"Waist: 23"Hips: 36"

Carlos de Abreu (m. 1984), Glen Jacobsen (m. 1964–1974)

Caitlin Ann Cassidy, Jessica Ann Wilson

Ann Pennington (model), Kathleen Bradley, Anitra Ford

Interview with janice pennington

Janice Marie Pennington (born July 8, 1942) was one of the original "Barker's Beauties" models on The Price Is Right, serving as the show's longest-running model, from 1972 to 2000. She was also Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the May 1971 issue. She is the older sister of fellow model Ann Pennington. Pennington is also the co-founder of the Hollywood Film Festival.


Janice Pennington smiling while wearing a black blouse with collar, earrings, and necklace

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Personal life

Janice Pennington smiling while wearing a black long sleeve blouse with collar, earrings, and necklace

Pennington was born in Seattle, Washington. She has been married three times. Her first marriage was to Glenn Jacobson, second to German mountain climber Friedrich "Fritz" Stammberger, who disappeared in Afghanistan in 1975 while mountain climbing.

Janice Pennington smiling while wearing a black blouse, earrings, and necklace

After years of searching, she finally discovered that Fritz was actually helping the CIA establish mountain bases along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, and had died during a battle with USSR forces. In 1984, she married writer Carlos de Abreu, a native of Mozambique.

The Price Is Right

Janice Pennington smiling while wearing a brown leather jacket, brown belt, and denim pants

For 28 years Pennington served as a model on The Price Is Right, handing the microphone to Bob Barker at the start of more than 6,000 shows. She also handed off to Dennis James and Tom Kennedy while the show was in syndication between 1972 and 1986.

Janice Pennington smiling and holding a paper at the Match Game show with the word "father" written on it and she is wearing a black and pink striped blouse

In June 1988, a camera hit Pennington and she fell off the stage. She was unconscious and was taken to a hospital; taping of the episode resumed after 45 minutes. Pennington's resulting surgery left her with scars and one shoulder shorter than the other, so she could no longer wear swimsuits on the show.

Janice Pennington smiling while sitting on the couch and wearing a blue coat, blue skirt, and blue heels

When Pearson Television took over the show October 19, 2000, Pennington's employment ended following taping of the December 13 episode. She signed a confidential settlement agreement.


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