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Biography

Maggie Thrett (born Diane Pine, November 11, 1946) is an American former singer and stage, movie, and television actress active in the 1960s.

At 15, she made her off-Broadway debut in 1962 in Out Brief Candle. By the age of 18, she was regularly performing as a dancer at Trude Heller's in Greenwich Village, New York, as observed in the January 1965 edition of Harper's Bazaar. As a vocalist, Thrett recorded a single (under her birth name) entitled "Lucky Girl" for Take 3 Records in 1964, and had a minor US hit (as Maggie Thrett) in 1965 with "Soupy", produced by Bob Crewe and issued on the DynoVoice (formerly Dyno-Vox) label. Billboard journalist Aaron Sternfield, reviewing a live performance at Basin Street East, New York, on July 15, 1965, wrote that she "has a magnificent range, her phrasing and timing are near perfect, and she blends the right combination of sex and satire."
In 1966, Thrett went to Hollywood to further her acting career. As an actress, she had roles in a Star Trek episode ("Mudd's Women", 1966) and the comedy movie Three in the Attic (1968). She also appeared as a prostitute in the movie Cover Me Babe (1970). Having signed to Universal Studios, she is reported to have used her life savings to buy out her contract prior to appearing in Three in the Attic for American International Pictures.

In May 1970, Thrett was involved in a road accident while a passenger on singer/songwriter Gram Parsons' motorcycle. Although she was apparently unharmed (Parsons, meanwhile, suffered significant injuries), soon after this, she disappeared from the entertainment business, having tired of continual auditioning and producers' unwanted advances. Within two years of leaving Hollywood, Thrett had met and married her husband, Alex, with whom she has three children.

Discography

"Lucky Girl" / "Your Love is Mine" (Take 3 709, 1964)
"Soupy" / "Put a Little Time Away" (DynoVoice 205, 1965)
"Soupy" / "Put a Little Time Away" (Barry B-3347, 1965) (Canadian release)
A further DynoVoice single, "Walk On By", is referenced in Aaron Sternfield's Billboard review of Thrett's July 1965 Basin Street East performance. However, no evidence of this single's release is in the DynoVoice singles catalog, nor does any other source appear to corroborate its existence.

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