People: Mar. 14, 1969

Four years ago, she hit the American scene in her size 50 muumuu, resembling a Hudson Hornet draped in one of Omar's tents. But look what's happened to Mama Cass Elliott. After almost two years of dieting, she has shed better than 120 Ibs., down from 290 to a mere 164. It was expensive, though—"about $2,000 a pound," said Cass, explaining that her regimen (four days of complete fasting per week) finally put her in the hospital and forced her to cancel $250,000 worth of bookings. "The Mama Cass diet can give you acute...

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