Friday, November 28, 2008

Subject Dies

Read entire story and several obits at:

Sherry Britton, burlesque performer and subject of a great Weegee photo, and subject of a series of photos that begin with Sherry Britton performing, then backstage, then outside the theater, then she drives away in the back of a taxi, has died, aged 89.

Here is most of an obituary from the Daily News:
Burlesque legend Sherry Britton dies
Wednesday, April 2nd 2008, 7:03 PM
Sherry Britton, a brainy, sexy stripper who was the queen of Broadway burlesque in her 20s, was barred from the World's Fair in her 40s and graduated from college in her 60s, has died.
"She had an IQ of 165, lived on Gramercy Park and aged gracefully," said a cousin, Karen Britton.
Britton, dubbed Great Britton and once made an honorary brigadier general by President Roosevelt for her work entertaining World War II troops, died Tuesday in Beth Israel Hospital of natural causes. She was 89.

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