Gloria Leonard died, a legend of the adult film industry. Former porn actress, publisher of High Society magazine erotic and promoter of freedom of expression, Gloria Leonard died at the age of 73 years.
Gloria Leonard death occurred in a hospital in Hawaii, according to the Daily News. She had suffered a stroke at her home in Hawaii, the last day of January. Gloria Leonard was found in serious condition after about 24 hours and was transported to hospital. Following stroke, Gloria could not be stabilized, so that he died on February 3, being disconnected from the apparatus that kept alive.
Gloria Leonard entered the adult film industry at the age of 35, as a divorcee who take care of a child. Between 1977 and 1991, Gloria Leonard was publisher of High Society magazine, which published nude pictures of famous actresses like Jodie Foster and Barbra Streisand.
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Leonard began appearing in adult films in 1974 and has made about 40 films. She has worked with famous actresses in the industry, as Constance Money, Leslie Bovee, Sharon Mitchell, Jennifer Welles or Samantha Fox, but was also as director of productions for adults.
For 14 years, Gloria Leonard was publisher of High Society magazine. Margot Kidder and Barbra Streisand sued the newspaper after it published nude photos of them. Gloria Leonard was also the president of an association of the adult film industry.