This morning it is my great pleasure and honor to give a great big happy birthday shout out, and remembrance to one of my favorite models and actresses, and one of the three Playboy Playmates who I really like and admire (the other two being Rosanne Katon and Cynthia Wood) for their intelligence, good humor, moral objectivity, and compassion, Ms. Lynda Wiesmeier!
Lynda would have been a stunning 52 years old today, unfortunately, and very sadly, she passed away from brain cancer on December 16th, 2012 in Ramona, California (33° 2′ 9″ N, 116° 52′ 14″ W 33.035833, -116.870556. Elevation is 1,391 ft (424 m). above sea level (at Ramona Airport) 36.1 miles northeast of San Diego). She was just 49 years old, and when she left us a little less sunshine existed in the world.
Lynda Ann Wiesmeier (pronounced Wies-meier), was born on this day in 1963 at a very early age, as a small female infant in our nation’s capital, which is sometimes called Washington, DC.
Surprisingly we never talked, or knew each other actually, and there is scant information available about her, that I can find, on the Internet machine, so I will give what I can.
Lynda was an American actress and model. Well, I’ve already told you that, haven’t I? Let’s move on.
She was selected as both cover model and Playmate of the Month for the July, 1982 issue of Playboy magazine, and her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.
Now the above information is special to me for the following reason. Lynda appeared in the very first Playboy issue that was published after I got out of the navy (the significance being I did not have to share the issue with 300 rowdy sailors, but had it all to myself). It was the July issue, but it must have come out in June, and I got out of the service in May of that year .
Well that in itself is not so much a big deal. The big deal was when I saw the cover and I instantly feel in love with this gorgeous lady with the bright smile! At once anyone could tell she was not only devastatingly beautiful, but she was obviously very nice, playful, intelligent, with a good sense of humor and moral objectivity, with a dash of compassion, all rolled up into one.
Now this was very awkward for me as I was engaged at the time to a lady from Australia, who was also very nice, beautiful... on and on, and I was hard pressed to choose between them. Fortunately, my fiance soon left me and scarpered back to Brisbane, leaving me free to seek Lynda.
But I couldn’t find her, and I soon became overwhelmed with other pressing issues.
So let’s move on again.
Lynda also appeared in several Playboy newsstand special editions and videos, working steadily for Playboy for more than five years after she graced the magazine's fold-out page, first as a nude glamour and pin-up model, and then as a promotional model and a feature reporter for the Playboy Channel.
And she was so much more than the above.
Some have pressed me to include the following information. I don’r know why.
Measurements Bust: 36"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 115 lb (52 kg)
Lynda was the daughter of a United States Air Force doctor, and traveled with her family throughout the United States and Germany before the family settled permanently in Los Angeles, where I live. She was working part-time as a receptionist in a doctor's office when she was discovered by Playboy, though she was already working steadily as a bit-player actress and model. After becoming a Playmate, she entered a much busier phase of her show business career, with movie roles that focused on her formidable natural physique (known for the films “Real Genius” (1985), “Teen Wolf” (1985) and “Malibu Express" (1985) and (R.S.V.P. (1984)). She eventually drifted away from the movie business, got married, and had two children. She settled in Lafayette, Louisiana where she was a records manager in a law office. Following a divorce in 2004, Lynda left Louisiana, settling first in Encino, then in Sherman Oaks, California, both cities in the southern San Fernando Valley, and then in an unincorporated area within San Diego County.
From 2005 to 2006, Lynda appeared at various fan conventions, most notably Glamourcon as well as The Hollywood Collectors Show and Wondercon, where she greeted her many fans, and autographed and sold various Playboy memorabilia. After a year and a half hiatus, she reappeared at Glamourcon 43 in May of 2008.
Lynda had been married and divorced twice. She is survived by two children, a son and a daughter, from her first marriage.
She is interned at Nuevo Memory Gardens Cemetery, Ramona, California, Section 19, Plot 47, Lot D, and I miss having her in the world very much.
All of us here at Joyce’s Take will keep you close in our memories with much love and affection, and of course wish you a very happy birthday!
Let’s end with some clips, shall we...
Here’s one of Lynda exercising, which I found extremely helpful, instructional and informative, for use in my own personal fitness regime.
Here’s a clip from “Malibu Express.”
And a tribute.