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1968 Playmate's Gun -- Roman Polanski Connection

12/13/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Roman Polanski was just dragged into the case involving a 1968 Playboy Playmate who recently shot her husband in the back -- we're told, officials believe Polanski may have given her the gun ... 40 years ago.

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Here's where it gets creepy -- sources close to the case tell TMZ, it all started back in 1969 ... the night before Charles Manson orchestrated the infamous murder of Sharon Tate ... Polanski's then wife.

We're told Playmate Angela Dorian (above left) -- currently in custody for the attempted murder of her husband in October -- was close friends with Tate ... and they even spent the evening together before the slaughter.

After Tate was killed -- sources tell us the famous director was so worried about Dorian, he gave her his handgun for protection .... a Walther PPK .380, just like James Bond.

Fast forward 41 years ... sources tell us investigators believe Dorian used the very same gun to shoot her husband after an argument turned violent. As we first reported, she faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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NDNchief    

wow. . . that's all I can say. well. . . maybe I'll throw in a Playboy is dead too. The mag is no longer worth anybodies time.

1307 days ago
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JLS    

Calling CSI? That's it? Oh that's right, you must be careful not to take too long posting so that you can secure that top spot. It's a full blown addiction. Center of attention idiot alleging there are toads-or trolls or some such nonsense after you cause well, you know, you are so important here.

Who cares. Dismal priorities.

1307 days ago
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JLS    

This is incredibly good investigative reporting, TMZ. EXCELLENT work!

1307 days ago
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Sad sad    

That's just creepy.

1307 days ago
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hrsa2    

Last time I checked 2010 minus 1969 equals 41 years, not 31. That's what you get when you drop outta junior high and become a paparazzi...

1307 days ago
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Teri    

LOL, pretty sure you mean 41 years ago.

1307 days ago
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Kelly    


You guys couldn't find a more recent pic of her?

This one looks like it was made 31 or 41 years ago!

1307 days ago
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Jim    

Who is Roman Polanski? He looks like a little gay nome munchkin.

1307 days ago
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JJ    

You forgot an important connection--Angela Dorian was in the 1968 movie "Rosemary's Baby"--directed by Roman Polanski.

1307 days ago
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Lee    

really? does this pervy merv need any more face time? for my christmas wish...banishment and prison time for all...the guilty...

1307 days ago
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Chris    

@10 If you had a sense of knowledge about film then you might know. But sadly, your part of today's dumb generation who has a peanut for a brain. Dumb sh*t.

1307 days ago
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broyoyo    

So according to your story, Roman waited 10 YEARS before giving the gun to Angela. Sure that makes a lot of sense. Or you can brush up on your basic math skills and run the numbers again over there at TMZ...

1307 days ago
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steve duncan    

Personally I think it's unfortunate a few years back a bigger deal wasn't made of the 100th anniversary of JFK's assassination.

1307 days ago
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Donna    

She was in the movie "Rosemary's Baby". She played the woman that Rosemary was talking to in the laundry room.

1307 days ago
15.

Fan    

Lewis Black should feature Polanski on "Root of all Evil".

Whoopi Goldberg would be one of the guests. "Well, it wasn't 'rape rape', you know?" Then Whoopi could french kiss her adorable BFF Roman Polanski.

Polanski would reject Whoopi's advances, since his personal taste is 13 year old girls he has plied with alcohol and downers.

1307 days ago
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