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Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70; key figure in British political scandal
Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70; key figure in British political scandal

Mandy Rice-Davies, whose cheeky testimony enlivened a sex scandal trial that rocked Britain's government and aristocracy in the 1960s, died Thursday. She was 70. The cause was cancer, according to a statement from her London publicist, the Hackford Jones agency. Rice-Davies, who denied being a call girl but admitted to having affairs with wealthy suitors who provided support, was 18 when she played a key role in what came to be known as the 1962 Profumo Affair. The scandal focused on her roommate, Christine Keeler, who had simultaneous affairs with cabinet minister John Profumo and Soviet diplomatic attache Yevgeny Ivanov, leading to charges that bedroom talk might have breached...

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