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Arcadia Lake
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Birth: Sep. 3, 1957
Death: Sep. 13, 1990
Oswego County
New York, USA

Adult Film Actress. Born Michelle Carpenter, she took the stage name of "Arcadia Lake" from the resort area of the same name in Oklahoma. She was a petite woman with a lithe body, 5 foot 3 inches tall with dark raven-colored hair, and because of her young appearance, would often play roles of young high school girls or college coeds. She entered the adult film business full time with "Summertime Blue" (1978), in which she played a young high school girl who is introduced to the older and more experienced Eric Edwards. Over the next six years, her fresh-faced innocent beauty and schoolgirl figure helped her become one of the top actresses playing innocent young girls. Most audiences are familiar with her in the role of Tammy, from the cult film, "Debbie Does Dallas" (1978), one of her earlier films. The peak of her career came in the 1980 to 1981 time period. After a number of supporting type roles, she took the lead in "Honey Throat" (1980) and "Secrets of a Willing Wife" (1980), the latter film being considered one of her best acting roles. She and adult film star Eric Edwards were married for a brief time in 1980 to 1981, and they appear together in a number of adult films. She left the film industry in 1984, after making more than 40 films, although outtakes and clips from her earlier films were added to later films. She died six years later from a drug overdose that some believe was a suicide. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 

Cause of death: Drug overdose
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Record added: Jan 02, 2001
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Arcadia Lake
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Dear Arcadia Lake! You were the most beautiful raven-haired gazelle-bodied, concentrated embodiment of eroticism and passion heated girl I've ever seen. You had not received, and I think it never will be again. I wish I could find anyone like my life coun...(Read more)
- Joe Varga
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014

- carol fisher
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014
rest in peace
- curtis henderson
 Added: Apr. 21, 2013
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