Nov 12, · Carol Doda, who was widely credited with triggering a nationwide topless revolution as a year-old go-go dancer in , died on Monday in San Francisco. She was Her death was confirmed by the St. Luke’s campus of California Pacific Medical Center. Friends said the cause was complications of. Carol Doda was a topless dancer. She was famously acquitted on indecency charges in She died Monday at age 78 of kidney failure She was famously acquitted on indecency charges in She died Monday at age 78 of kidney failure. Jun 28, · Topless Turns Fifty! Now available for download! A profile on Carol Doda and fifty years of topless. An entertaining read, the story features Lawrence Ferlin.