Gloria Leonard

Gloria Leonard

Porn actress Gloria Leonard has died at the age of 73.

The retired adult star was removed from life support on Monday (03Feb14) after suffering a stroke last week in Hawaii.

Born Gail Leonardi, she first appeared in pornographic films in the 1970s, and in 1977, she became the publisher of High Society magazine, a publication known for featuring nude photographs of celebrities.

Margot Kidder, Ann-Margret and Barbra Streisand all tried to sue bosses at the magazine for printing nude pictures of them.

In addition to her work in the porn industry, Leonard was also a strong advocate for the National Organization for Women and freedom of speech groups, according to the New York Daily News.